Ugh. So I wanted to do a post on the list of reasons that some of St. John Chrysostom's parishioners gave him for not reading the Bible. But I can't find it! ARGH!
I can only remember a few of them.
1. Don't own a copy of the Bible.
2. Can't read.
3. No time.
4. Can't understand the meaning of the text.
5. I'm not going to be a monk or a nun, so why should I?
Of course, there's an answer to each of these. I think the one I like the best was to the last one, that the person isn't going to be a monk or a nun so why do they need to read the Bible. The answer was something along the lines of, 'If you were going to be a monk I would worry less. As it is, you're living out in the world so you're the ones who really need to study the Scripture!'