"Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God." - Matthew 4:4
With these words, Jesus reminds us of our daily need for God's Word, essential for our very survival. Saint John Paul II urged the faithful to memorize portions of Scripture, and Pope Francis routinely gives away pocket copies of the Gospels, urging, "Take one, carry it with you. This is the word of Jesus!" In this spirit, SCRIPTURES DAY BY DAY encourages the reader to embrace the habit of daily prayer by providing bite-size Scripture readings and thoughts about the passages to ponder throughout the day. This Growing in Faith book from Aquinas Press includes a bible verse for each day in keeping with the Church's liturgical cycle, followed by a brief reflection. Whether you are a beginner or well acquainted with the benefits of daily prayer, SCRIPTURE DAY BY DAY will help you to connect with God and, in the words of Saint Richard of Chichester, "to know Him more clearly, love Him more dearly, and follow Him more nearly, day by day."