Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted a pair of Bible verses early on Tuesday morning, and boy were people sent into a tizzy as to just what it could possibly mean.
"Peace I leave with you;my peace I give you.Not as the world gives do I give to you.Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid."John 14:27— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 16, 2017
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do & your plans will succeed.The Lord works out everything for his own ends....."— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) May 16, 2017
Like this person, a senior writer at Shareblue, who said they were "unsettling" and then said that these verses are one someone turns to during a "darkest hour."
@marcorubio My understanding – and the input from those in my mentions – is these are the Bible verses to which one turns in one's darkest hour.— leah mcelrath ?? (@leahmcelrath) May 16, 2017
A WaPo columnist suggested he was hacked:
And still others expressed concern for his mental state:
Anyhow, if someone had taken the 15 seconds to Google "today's readings" like I did prior to writing this piece, they'd spot something familiar in today's (May 16, 2017) Gospel reading, which was John 14:27-31.
My goodness. It looks as though Rubio went to daily Mass and then tweeted about it. He's clearly lost his mind. Send help.
Sometimes a Bible verse is just a Bible verse, and Rubio has tweeted them before. Not everything has to have a deeper meaning--especially if it's a quote from the same Gospel reading Catholics around the globe are are hearing this morning. Everybody needs to relax just a little bit.