for May 12, 2023
05-12-2023 Matthew Ch 21 v-0711 David’s Son highest hosanna allowed
Gospel of Matthew Ch 21 v- 7 thru 11
7 They brought the ass and the colt and laid their cloaks over them, and he sat upon them. 8 The very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and strewed them on the road. 9 The crowds preceding him and those following kept crying out and saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest.” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem the whole city was shaken and asked, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds replied, “This is Jesus the prophet, from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Today, I want to share with you the Forward of a little book called, “The Imitation of Christ” by a German- Dutch canon called Thomas A. Kempis from the early 1400’s. The book is a conversation with Jesus expressing everything one could imagine to accomplish in the surrender to living for Jesus Christ. To Imitate Him in all things! If you want a copy of this book, ask me and I’ll mail it to you. Enjoy the Forward! Amen.
‘Our Lord’s words “Anyone who wishes to follow Me must deny self, take up the cross daily and follow Me” (Lk 9:23) were spoken for people of all times and localities. They are equally applicable to the young, to the middle-aged and to the elderly. They are a challenge to modern people so surrounded by the comforts and conveniences of modern inventions who take all these things for granted and, becoming immersed in the material, often forget their eternal destiny.
How often do we say, and hear others say: “Oh, if only I could have a little peace!” Perhaps our greatest hindrance to this peace we all desire so much is the constant urge to lift the veil and see what tomorrow will bring. We are surrounded by this attitude; our weather forecasts are all occupied with what is coming next. So we let today’s moments slip by us almost unheeded.
One of the lessons our Lord teaches His followers is that we are not promised the whole of today: “The Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect Him” (Mt 24:44). Therefore, it is well for us to live our lives each day fully. You will say perhaps that your life is full, that you are on the go every minute. But we forget that we are made up of body and soul and all this hyperactivity leaves no time for the soul to breathe.’ 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 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 the intersession of our Holy Mother for the sister of Jackie name is Loreen. 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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05-12-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 21 v-0711
**David’s Son highest hosanna allowed**
Cloaks laid over colt and ass for sure
Jesus sat on them for a ride somehow
Road spread cloaks and palm branches galore
Out crying David’s Son highest hosanna allowed
In the Lord’s Name He comes
Replying crowds He is blessed indeed
Shaking city whole of Jerusalem stunned
Galilee Nazorean the Prophet Jesus concede
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
May 12, 2023 @ 04:59 AM EST
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