Todd over at Catholic Sensibility draws our attention to the Catholic News Service Blog which is running a series of posts on the Synod of Bishops in Rome whose topic is The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church. Want to know which scripture text was most frequently quoted by participants in the first week of the Synod? The answer is here.
Todd lists what he thinks are the ten most important Bible passages for presenting the Christian faith to the world. It's an interesting list and worth linking to.
Here's a little homework assignment for us all:
Name your Top Ten Passages from the Bible!
Sit down with your bible and a cup of tea or a glass of wine and page through it... Hebrew scriptures and Christian scriptures... prophets, psalms, wisdom literature... gospels and epistles...
Send your Top Ten list to the combox - it will be interesting to see how much overlap there is (or isn't) in choices. It would also be helpful to include a chapter/verse citation so that others might look up your choices if they're not familiar with them.
Not sure where your passage comes from?
Google to the rescue! Remember a key phrase and type that as a Google search, adding the letters NAB (New American Bible).
For an example...
Try: Love is patient, love is kind NAB. The initials NAB will specify a particular translation and NAB is the one used in Catholic liturgy in the US. The Google report will bring you to the text and you'll have the chapter and verse!