I recently bought a copy of the Navarre Bible - Gospel & Acts. It is wonderful! Its commentary is edited by Opus Dei Fathers of the University of Navarre, its approach to Sacred Scripture is so markedly different from the USCCB version I had used previously, that I'm at a loss to synopsize it.
Simply put - THE NAVARRE FATHERS VIEW SACRED SCRIPTURE AS SACRED.
Recently while meditating I came upon the text of John 15:19 which reads:
"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you."
They offer the following commentary from Pope Saint Gregory the Great (pic above):
“The hostility of the perverse sounds like praise for our life because it shows that we are an annoyance to those who do not love God; no one can be pleasing to God and to God’s enemies at the same time. He who seeks to please those who oppose God is no friend of God; and he who submits himself to the truth will fight against those who strive against the truth.”
In Ezechielem homiliae, 9.
This was true in the time of Pope St. Gregory the Great,
and exponentially so now!