Universal Utterings®
for March 27, 2023


03-27-2023 Matthew Ch 15 v-1420 How words defile thoughts evil cowl




Gospel of Matthew Ch 15 v- 14 thru 20

14 Let them alone; they are blind guides [of the blind]. If a blind person leads a blind person, both will fall into a pit.” 15 Then Peter said to him in reply, “Explain [this] parable to us.” 16 He said to them, “Are even you still without understanding? 17 Do you not realize that everything that enters the mouth passes into the stomach and is expelled into the latrine? 18 But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile. 19 For from the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, unchastity, theft, false witness, blasphemy. 20 These are what defile a person, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile.”


Today we speak of overcoming sin. Saint Anthony’s thoughts written and translated from the Latin 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. Daily prayers for our neighbor Thelma. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. Praying for 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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03-27-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 15 v-1420


**How words defile thoughts evil cowl**


Alone them Pharisees leave fine

Person blind leading the blind kind

Person blind leads another blind

Pit fall in kind


Replying Peter to Jesus time

Us parable explain

Replying Jesus to remind

Understanding without still insane


Stomach pass mouth entering

Latrine expelled odor foul

Heart expels from your mouth registering

How words defile thoughts evil cowl


Unchastity adultery murder

Blasphemy witness false theft

Person defiled by these Jesus murmured

Defiled not hands unwashed but respect


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

March 27, 2023 @ 05:59 AM EST


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