The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes

“This is what we mean when we say that the Bible is good to us. It is not so much that we interpret the Bible, as that the Bible interprets us in a radically new and ultimately affirming way! The Bible tells us no matter how crushed we might be, that we are a royal priesthood! The Bible tells us no matter how rootless and homeless society might make us feel, that we are part of God’s own family, and of the great home that God is building. The Bible tells us, no matter whether we have green cards or not, that we are citizens of the New Jerusalem. Thus, when you see us walking to church early on a Sunday morning, and wonder at the loving tenderness with which we cradle our Bibles in our arms, know that we do this not out of some fanatical bibliolatry, but simply out of love and gratitude, because indeed the Bible has been good to us!”

– from Justo L. Gonzáles in Santa Biblia: The Bible Through Hispanic Eyes

Verses to Remember

These two Bible verses have been quickened to my heart by the Holy Spirit in every Presidential Administration and are important for every Christian to remember:

“You must not speak evil of any of your rulers.” (Acts 23:5 NLT)

and

“I urge you to pray…for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.” (1 Timothy 2:1-2 NLT)