we have a responsibility to our God, Community and self to proclaim the Word of God in a manner that opens the richness of the Bible to those who would hear that word. That responsibility should be viewed with the sincerest devotion possible, for all of our preparation will help the faithful develop a warm and living love for the scripture and its' message.
We are called to this ministerial action through our traditions and are directed by liturgical documents which our fathers have prayed over and agreed meet the expectations of our Lord Jesus Christ.
SACRED SCRIPTURE, when the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to reverently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy.