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Reading to Live

The Problem of Spiritual Illiteracy

What impedes some today who hunger for spiritual growth is precisely the inability to read in [a] deeper way, that is, to read in such a way as to be spiritually challenged and not just be given information.  Despite great strides in reducing illiteracy on many levels, society faces the problem of spiritual illiteracy.  The tragedy of spiritual illiteracy is found in being able to read the words but not derive the meaning.  Page 3

From: Reading to Live: The Evolving Practice of Lectio Divina
By:  Raymond Studzinski, OSB

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