My main problem has always been a total division in my mind between reading the entire Bible and studying the Bible. The two seem incompatible. It seems like it would take *forever *to read the entire Bible if one studied it, or at least several years.
And it’s so dumb, because I probably could have finished the Bible since I returned to the Church, no matter how slowly I had done it.
I just can’t wrap my mind around how long this will take unless I zip through it. I have bought Bibles of all different sizes, and even cut one up into “manageable” bits, but still have not just read it, only parts of it.
(To be honest, I have the same problem in some other areas of my life: I either have to zip through, which makes me feel like I did a bad job, or do it so thoroughly that it takes forever, I can’t figure out what is ok not to do.)
Could a Catholic get by without reading the *entire *Bible? Could I just say, OK, not all these books are the most important, so I am not going to read all of them?