'It is not enough to eat; we must assimilate, or as the ancients would say "ruminate." Thus lectio sacra is the natural complement of ecclesial proclamation. There the soul digs deeper and deeper into the riches of an inexhaustable text. There it is surprised by those inner and often unexpected flashes that shed new light on the message. At last we pereceive the true meaning of a text we have heard a thousand times before - a meaning that can nourish and direct an entire life.'
Mariano Magrassi, Praying the Bible: An Introduction to Lectio Divina, p.7.