Why does Marco Rubio tweet Bible verses? He says it’s not ‘difficult’
Marco Rubio.

The Senator says atheists and agnostics can learn from the Bible also.

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio tweets a Bible verse a day, in good times or bad, a morning devotional that delights his fans and irks his critics.

Typically, the Senator broadcasts them unadorned with side commentary, even as it could be possible to read some into the context of the day’s events.

But why does the Senator tweet them? In a conversation Thursday with Dr. Andrew Abela, dean of Catholic University’s Busch School of Business & Economics, Rubio was matter of fact about what has become a morning ritual.

“It’s not a very difficult thing to decide every day. It’s based on the daily reading in the Catholic Church, from the mass,” Rubio said. “For the most part…it’ll give you an Old Testament verse, it’ll give you a Psalm, it’ll give you a New Testament, and then it’ll give you a Gospel. And you can pick from that.”

“If you do that, every three years you’ll get through the whole Bible. So, generally speaking, that’s where it comes from. Every now and then if that day it’s just not in context or it just doesn’t line up, I’ll use my old, reliable Proverbs. I actually started doing it that way. You can basically pick one chapter every day of the month and get through it, unless you have 31 days in the month. So that’s sort of the process.”

The Senator suggested that the Good Book may even be good for those who don’t share his Roman Catholic faith.

“I think one of the things that’s most amazing as you do that every day is you look at this ancient document, the most read book in the history of the world, and you realize that even if you’re not a believer, even if you’re an atheist, or an agnostic, or whatever it may be, it’s extraordinary how it captures the essence of so much of our human psychology and instinct and behavior and the nature of humanity that applies to this very day,” Rubio said

“There’s not a single day where you don’t read through it and you don’t realize that these words were written in a very different time, a very different society, and yet it still speaks so deeply to some contemporary issue going on in our daily life, not even in politics.”

Today’s Rubio tweet?

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • James Robert Miles

    October 15, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Marca quotes the Bible whenever it is convenient and he is about as religious as I am a Republican, Not!! It’s not about substance, its all about trying to win votes from the religious perverts!! Rubio is a farce among other things.

  • Ron Ogden

    October 15, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Why is this news? Is this some kind of church/state ricochet? In an election year in which the target isn’t even running?

  • Sonja Fitch

    October 15, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Jesus wept! Because of the ilk like you Marco! There is no way Jesus was a Republican and definitely not goptrump cult jerk! So do pray Marco for God to have mercy on your soul! Vote 🗳!

  • Frankie M.

    October 15, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    All the best hypocrites post Bible scriptures from their daily devotionals. It’s 2020 after all. We all gotta read/sing from the same playbook/hymnal. Lookin at you Lenny.


    October 15, 2020 at 5:41 pm

    Why? Because he’s just another Hypochristian.

  • Linda

    October 19, 2020 at 10:43 am

    I hope Rubio continues with his wonderful offering of verses each day. I pray that the Lord will lovingly open the eyes, ears, and hearts to those who don’t know God. It is a tremendous, tremendous help each day that we have access to Him as we go through difficulty after difficulty. He’s always there for us and loves each one of us deeply.

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