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How one answers the question is sometimes answered in terms of how can we most show our reverence for God’s Holy Word ?
I was initially opposed to writing in my Bible. Then the question appeared in my mind ( which I believe was from my Guardian Angel) :
Do I show more reverence by keeping it pristine, clear and untouched, like a talent buried in the sand ?
Or do I do what most facilitates my learning of it so that it comes into my mind, my memory, my heart so that I might know Jesus and His Word better?
When I go to Bible studies there is always someone who attacks the Church’s teaching, or genuinely inquires on how to help Protestants who attack Church teaching on Mary, Eucharist, or whatever.
Now, I have studied the answers to hundreds of these questions. However, I do not have instant recall to everything I have learned. It does little good in many cases to come up with the answer on my way driving home. Or even next week. By then, to bring back up the divisive issue make me come across as just looking for an argument. So …
Do I show my reverence and gratitude by placing into my Bible notes that will assist me clarifying what it does mean when I am in a Bible study with others, and sometimes Protestants ?
My notes come from articles or talks Karl Keating, Scott Hahn Ph.D., Tim Staples, Steve Ray, and also my Father who always had a deep passion for God’s Holy Word. I do not add the notes unless they are better than the ones already there in print.
One thing to remember is that Faith is not an award of the intellect. Learning the Bible is more than just intellectual study. Always pray to the Holy Spirit before you even begin to read it.
The notes are color coded with the underlined words.
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Feel free to print it out and place in your Bible if you are so inclined.