Universal Utterings®
for April 22, 2023


04-22-2023 Matthew Ch 18 v-2830 Owe you now pay




Gospel of Matthew Ch 18 v- 28 thru 30

28 When that servant had left, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a much smaller amount. He seized him and started to choke him, demanding, ‘Pay back what you owe.’ 29 Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, ‘Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.’ 30 But he refused. Instead, he had him put in prison until he paid back the debt.


Is this the way we act towards each other? How can we say you are forgiven if we don’t forgive others as well? Debts are one thing but was Jesus really talking about owing money? Well yes, but Jesus was also explaining how not to act towards others when you should be giving what you receive in all circumstances and forgiving when sined against. The rule of Jesus to forgive your debtors as well as to loan without cost is truly a part of the Golden Rule Jesus explained in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 6 versus thirty through thirty-six;


30 “Give to everyone who asks of you, and from the one who takes what is yours do not demand it back. 31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. 34 If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit [is] that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. 35 But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as [also] your Father is merciful.”


So when you go and seek charity do not look for gain or when you are asked to help another do not reply with shame seek to do good to another. Never pointing the finger to obviously never to blame just seek the Lord and His Salvation and your prudence will give to those without fame. Do all these things in the One and Only Name; Jesus! 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. 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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04-22-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 18 v-2830


**Owe you now pay**


Leaving servant encountered

Servant fellow his

Amount smaller recounted

Pay loan biz


Servant seized by debtor

Owe you now pay

Begging knees his receptor

Me have patience today


Stating pay back will I

Yet refused he didn’t comply

Prison put he would deny

Debt pay was his cry


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 22, 2023 @ 04:48 AM EST


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