Scripture is alive, my friends! It is dynamic and full of life, activity, and power. When you read a letter from a loved one, you feel the energy expressed. You understand the literal events taking place, but you also feel the spirit of the person who wrote the letter. You take into consideration the undertones, abstract meanings, and symbolism learned through your relationship.
Because of this, you participate in a journey with your pen pal. You readily receive the message, instruction and morality expressed throughout the correspondence. This is why exegetes in the Catholic Church study and share their knowledge and judgments about Scripture with us. It is through their interpretation that we are truly moved to understand the hidden meanings therein.