In a brief address to the participants at the Plenary Assembly of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Pope John Paul II said that the Holy Scriptures are a source of light for human behavior.
Addressing the group of Biblical scholars headed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the Pontiff noted that the members of the Commission have gathered once again “to study more deeply a very important topic: the relation between the Bible and morals.”
“This is a theme that regards not only believers, but in a certain sense every person of good will. In fact, through the Bible, God speaks and reveals Himself and indicates the solid basis and certain orientation for human behavior,” the Pope said
He went on to say that “knowing God, the Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ, recognizing His infinite goodness, knowing with a grateful and sincere soul that ‘all good giving and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights’, discovering in the gifts that God has given us the duties that He has entrusted to us, acting in full awareness of our responsibilities in His regards – these are some of the fundamental behaviors of Biblical morality.”
“The duty of your common commitment,” said the Pope in closing, “is to facilitate for the Christian people access to this treasure.”