Above all, do not give up on the Bible. Continue to read it; but of course, if you find something blocks your understanding and makes you unable to see the extraordinary bending down to us in God’s pedagogy and divine goodness, pass it over. Look in the Bible for the encounter of two persons: one, an always miserable humanity; the other, God who is always within the rights to punish but always forgiving. He is the supreme person of the Old Testament.
Charles Cardinal Journet (1891–1975)