"The Bible is an instrument of salvation only because
it challenges our habitual habits, attitudes, and behaviors.
As soon as it begins only to confirm and reinforce our own views
it is reduced to the status of a hand puppet.
It no longer conveys an alternative;
it simply parrots our own opinions."
M. Casey, (on using Scripture to legitimize persecution & discrimination)
from Sacred Reading, The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina