I am prompt, I do not hesitate
in keeping your commands.
1 Between pages 114 and 115 of the original text was inserted a page with a side note of “Parte seconda” and a following blank page, not numbered.
2 Ecclesiasticus, or Sirach.
3 Sir 50:27. In the Vulgate the text corresponds to verse 29.
4 Let us remember that the hours of adoration effectively preached to the community were ten, but in LS 30 meditations are proposed. The new structure is approved by Don Alberione, as it appears in a circular letter addressed to the Daughters of St. Paul: “G.D.P.H. | Alba, 22 November 1933 | Good Daughters of St. Paul, | I have submitted to the Daughters of St. Paul for printing: six visits | to the Most Blessed Sacrament on death; and six visits on heaven. And the book of the visits on the readings | of the Bible has already been printed.” (Considerate la vostra vocazione, no. 34)
5 No. 6 of Dei Verbum, reads: “Through divine revelation, God chose to show forth and communicate Himself and the eternal decisions of His will regarding the salvation of men 'to share with them those divine treasures which totally transcend the understanding of the human mind.” The holy Council professes that “God, the beginning and end of all things, can be known with certainty from created reality by the light of human reason.” (see Rom 1:20) But it teaches also that it is through His revelation that “those religious truths which are by their nature accessible to human reason can be known by all men with ease, with solid certitude and with no trace of error, even in this present state of the human race.”
6 This term, in LS, is always rich in meaning. Examples: center of the Bible is Christ (p. 118); he who loves and reads the Bible does not remain on the sides, but reaches the center (p. 318). Let these affirmations be compared with what the Pastoral Note of the CEI (Italian Bishops' Conference) will later say: “Jesus is the center and the end of the Scriptures... Because of this, the Church, following the apostolic tradition, meets the Bible “through Christ, with Christ and in Christ” and in his light understands it as a single design of God for our salvation.” (La Bibbia nella vita della Chiesa, no. 2) The centrality of Christ is the hermeneutical principle of the Church in interpreting the Sacred Scriptures. It is necessary that we “read them in Christ” to understand them in their most profound meaning.
7 Christ the Master is always at the center, in every situation and representation, because he is such in the Scriptures.
8 “But my just one shall live by faith.”