Catholic Writers Guild: a non-profit organization of faithful Catholic writers, artisits, illustrators, editors, and allies…
Center for Action and Contemplation: an educational center grounded in the mystical tradition; CAC was founded by Fr. Richard Rohr, Franciscan priest
The Monitor: the newspaper of the Diocese of Trenton, N.J., bringing local, national and international news about the Catholic Church
St. Paul Inside the Walls: a Catholic Center for Evangelization
 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: resource for prayer, worship, Catholic teachings, Bible references, and more
Other blogs/websites: :  for information about Allan, his work, and his new book, Jesus the Evangelist: A Gospel Guide to the New Evangelization : award-winning author Karen Kelly Boyce blogs about writing, farm life, and more; visit her website for information about her books for adults and children, or to read her excellent reviews of books written by other authors

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But Jesus answered “The scripture says, ‘Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’” (Matthew 4:4)


All Bible quotes are from the Good News Translation unless otherwise noted.


It is reassuring that Jesus called fishermen and tax collectors to be his followers. These were laymen, not Scripture experts. It is wise to seek guidance from religious scholars and clergy who have studied Scripture to avoid errors in interpretation. But the Bible is also a gift given to each of us, to use as a basis for prayer and meditation.


I’m not a Biblical scholar; I’m an expert only on my own experience. Following the Scripture passage is a brief meditation along with a question or two as a springboard for your own reflections. Please feel free to share your own thoughts or insights on the passage by adding a comment. All comments are moderated, so please allow some time for your comment to be posted.

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