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for April 16, 2023


04-16-2023 Matthew Ch 18 v-0105 Heaven’s Kingdom greatest child like proof




Gospel of Matthew Ch 18 v- One thru Five

1 At that time the disciples approached Jesus and said, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 He called a child over, placed it in their midst, 3 and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives Me.


Have you ever felt the prudence of a child? The Catechism of the Catholic Church provides a concise definition of prudence. It states: Prudence is the virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it … It is not to be confused with timidity or fear, nor with duplicity or dissimulation. It is called auriga virtutum in Latin (the charioteer of the virtues); it guides the other virtues by setting rule and measure. So, if you have acted as a child in prudence then you too can see the Kingdom of God. You seek to do what is right over wrong you educate yourself in matters of Truth over fear. Saint Thomas Aquinas taught that prudence is the “principal of all the virtues.” We learn its role is to govern the other cardinal (preeminent) virtues: temperance, justice, and fortitude. God fearing people say that without prudence, a person will be either too lenient or too harsh. Prudence serves as a guide and a “charioteer,” helping the soul to avoid erroneous extremes. This is where true humility is born and raised to seek God First in all matters small or big doing what is right while keeping your eye on the Cross of Salvation. You seek the good even when bad things happen. You can live love as the grace of absolute Truth. Amen.


Todays question from our catechumen prisoner is as follows: Does being Catholic still see and serve Jesus Christ as God? The short answer is, yes. The Apostles’ Creed or the Nicene Creed, which is what Catholics “believe”, is a prayer that is prayed every Sunday at Mass and dictates what Catholics feel about God, His Son and His Holy Spirit of without all Three as One we would not greet Redemption’s reality. The following is the Nicene Creed.


I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father [and the Son], who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.” 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 for the sister of Jackie. 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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Ephesians 6:17-20


04-16-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 18 v-0105


**Heaven’s Kingdom greatest child like proof**


Jesus approached by disciples saying

In Heaven’s Kingdom greatest is who

Sitting a child in midst theirs portraying

You say I amen children become like this to do


Heaven’s Kingdom enter himself humbled child-like conveying

Heaven’s Kingdom greatest child like proof

Child receive whoever without complaining

My Name received never conceived as a goof


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 16, 2023 @ 04:44 AM EST


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