for March 20, 2023
03-20-2023 Matthew Ch 14 v-1721 We only have fish two and loaves five
Gospel of Matthew Ch 14 v- 17 thru 21
17 But they said to him, “Five loaves and two fish are all we have here.” 18 Then he said, “Bring them here to me,” 19 and he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, he said the blessing, broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, who in turn gave them to the crowds. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the fragments left over—twelve wicker baskets full. 21 Those who ate were about five thousand men, not counting women and children.
Today we speak of overcoming sin. Saint Anthony’s thoughts written and translated from the Latin called IMAGO DEI translating into The image of God, which is a concept and theological doctrine in Christianity, as well as in Judaism. This concept is a foundational aspect of Christian and Jewish understandings of human nature.
We are the image of God transformed by tension between vice and virtue constantly at battle with overcoming sin where lust, pride, wrath and greed operate in silence many times alone unless conducting this affair with others. In this tension of living in sin St. Anthony explains that we lose our likeness with God.
When Man loses his likeness with God he must use VIRTUE as the way to prevail and overcome sin by seeking and accomplishing the power of virtue, which prevails over sin by contemplation and charity that causes regeneration and as St. Anthony explains is within man’s abilities to succeed. When we love God, we seek the love of others who want to treat their neighbors as themselves. 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. Novena Day four Cheryl and Joe. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.
I am a poet obedient to Christ,
Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
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03-19-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 14 v-1721
** We only have fish two and loaves five **
We only have fish two and loaves five
Saying Jesus Me bring them all
Crowds were ordered to sit and recline
Heaven looked Jesus blessed none to fall
Satisfied were they eating all
Left fragments filled baskets twelve full
Men numbering thousand times five the call
Children and women counted not as the mall
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
March 20, 2023 @ 04:20 AM EST
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