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Pope Francis Tells Youth: ‘The Bible is Your Most Precious Treasure, Now Read It!’

Last edited 26th October 2015

Pope Francis Tells Youth: ‘The Bible is Your Most Precious Treasure, Now Read It!’

The Bible is a “dangerous book” that young people should read daily rather than letting it gather dust on their shelves.

“The Bible is not meant to be placed on a shelf, but to be in your hands, to read often – every day, both on your own and together with others,” the Pope wrote in the prologue for a youth bible published in Germany.

He encourages young people to read the Bible together, the same way they would play together or go shopping. “Why not read the Bible together as well – two, three, or four of you? In nature, in the woods, on the beach, at night in the glow of a few candles … you will have a great experience!”

But he warned against skimming the Bible and not reading it properly. “Read with attention! Do not stay on the surface as if reading a comic book! Never just skim the Word of God!”

He added young people should ask what God says to them through the Bible. Visit this article to read more.


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