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for March 17, 2023


03-17-2023 Matthew Ch 14 v-0612 Dance performed by Herodias daughter




Gospel of Matthew Ch 14 v- 6 thru 12

6 But at a birthday celebration for Herod, the daughter of Herodias performed a dance before the guests and delighted Herod 7 so much that he swore to give her whatever she might ask for. 8 Prompted by her mother, she said, “Give me here on a platter the head of John the Baptist.” 9 The king was distressed, but because of his oaths and the guests who were present, he ordered that it be given, 10 and he had John beheaded in the prison. 11 His head was brought in on a platter and given to the girl, who took it to her mother. 12 His disciples came and took away the corpse and buried him; and they went and told Jesus.


Today I will discuss ST ANTHONY of Padua’s moral guidance of the Church and mankind known by his TROPOLOGY which is his figurative interpretation of the Scriptures as a source of moral guidance. There will be several different examples that I will give today and I will begin with the soul. Saint Anthony explained that the body is fragile and it is the house of the soul. He reminds us that the soul is the life of virtues that we undertake and they are the essential means of spiritual purification of the soul.


The Essence of Saint Anthony’s philosophy comes from his adherence to the life of a FRANCISCAN where he discusses his Love of nature which possesses its own inherent worth and exists in harmony with man. The Love of one’s fellow men is based on the humanity of Christ incarnate and God through divine contemplation and earthly works of purification.


The Essence of Saint Anthony’s Theological virtues are Love, Faith, Hope, Charity, Temperance, Patience and Prudence. These Cardinal virtues include Self control, Submission, Fortitude, and the final perseverance of the Presence of death; The final judgement day where either you will experience the suffering of hell unless you remain in the attitude guided by the true meaning of life. This my friends is the true submission to Christ Incarnate in every situation to live in state of absolute remission of sins. Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. I am sorry Lord. I believe You died and rose for me. Please forgive me as I forgive others. I share You as my Lord and Savior seeking to live your Will in all things. Prayers for wife Toni and my mother Betty pray for our children especially our two oldest Alexandra & Allen; Julian, Gabriel and Jeffrey and our grandchildren Oliver, Julian and Elliott. We pray for Boston aka Keith. We pray for those we’ve said we’d pray for and those who’ve asked us to pray for them. We pray for the dying as we do each day Lord give them peace in their last breath. Silence for the prayers of others dealing with the war in Ukraine. In the Holy Spirit we pray our brothers in Kairos especially a prayer for our men in blue. We pray for Holy Mother Church. We pray for our Holy Mother in the name of Louie. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Novena Day One Cheryl and Joe. Amen.


I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

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Ephesians 6:17-20


03-17-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 14 v-0612


**Dance performed by Herodias daughter**


At Herod’s celebration of his birthday

Dance performed by Herodias daughter

Ask and receive whatever he swore from delight he portrayed

Her mother she asked John’s head on a platter


Distressed was king in dread

Guests keep oaths his he wed

Gave order for John to beheaded

Executioner brought girl John’s head


Herodias took it on a platter

Disciples his came removed the latter

Him buried without his in tatters

Jesus was told they knew it really mattered


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

March 17, 2023 @ 00:07 AM Portugal


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