By reading and reflecting on scripture, especially the life and teachings of Jesus, we draw near to God and God's word dwells in us. When we open our minds and hearts to scripture, we learn to see God's story and God's activity in everyday life. There is a prayer in the Book of Common Prayer (Proper 38, page 236) that asks, "Grant us so to hear, read, mark, learn and inwardly digest" the Holy Scriptures. Again we state, "I will with God's help" when asked in our Baptismal Covenant, "Will you continue in the apostles' teaching?" This is what it means to learn about God: read, study, discuss, and engage in the story of God and God's people, including the life of Christ.
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