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Reading the Scriptures

Above all, keep this in mind: Do not be distressed when you have not yet understood the Scriptures, and dont puff yourself up when you have. What you havent understood set aside, with respect; and what you have understood keep, with love.(Augustine, Sermo, 51:35)

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Rev. Joseph A. Komonchak, professor emeritus of the School of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America, is a retired priest of the Archdiocese of New York.