for July 6, 2023
07-06-2023 Matthew Ch 25 v-3436 Me welcomed a stranger in lieu
Gospel of Matthew Ch 25 v- 34 thru 36
34 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’
A friend I’ve been advising spiritually gave me some insight on codification of the Church and the abilities of being a prudent disciple of loving our Lord when keeping our lamp trimmed and full of oil. His name is James Fulmer and I honor him today with his writing on prudence and trimming the wick of lamps seeking grace to keep our lamps full of oil. Prepared for Salvation. Amen. Thanks James for the insight. I honor you in Christ today. God Bless you. Amen.
“One of the things that I love about the Church is her ability to codify. By this I mean that all of the dos and don’ts for our lives are written out somewhere. Is there a question on how to interpret those codifications? We look to the lives of the Saints. With all of this codification comes also an unchangeable belief on right and wrong. When we teach the Faith it is very simple… read the book, tell the people. On myriad topics can the truth of the Church be found. All we have to do is look. Sure, there are nice ways and mean ways to get a subject taught, but at the end of the day, the teachings of the Church are good and true.
Prudence is the power to make right judgments. How do we make right judgments? What are right judgments? I feel we both would agree that right judgments are those in line with a properly aligned conscience which is obtained through prayer and grace with faith. However, to fully utilize prudence, one must be sure of him- or herself, that is, have one’s lamp trimmed and oiled. When we are not ready to meet Christ with who and what we are, we can not truly exercise prudence because we are concerned with things beyond Christ, and thus, are prone to color our judgment with worldly bias. As faithful as I feel, I still am impacted by that bias. This leads me to understand that I have fear besides Fear of the Lord… my oil run dry?
If not fear, then too many worldly desires to allow me to be properly prudent…. wick not trimmed? While I may still have a flame on my lamp, it is not as bright and effective as it should be. I pray that I receive the grace to be fully prudent because anything else would be running dry of oil. My past is the biggest hole in my oil flask preventing me from being able to keep it filled. Every time I think my flask is full I see a trail of oil leading behind me. This causes me to constantly look back in sadness for all of that was wasted. This is what vexes me and prevents my preparedness and fully Prudential judgment.”
Thanks James. Remain faithful in Him and be confident your oil will not run dry when you place God First in Jesus Christ as your Savior. 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. We pray for Holy Mother Church. Prayers for a friend and his wife for a baby to be born. In Jesus Precious Blood by His Name we pray. Amen.
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Catholic Evangelist Thomas Cruz†Wiggins
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07-06-2023 Matthew Gospel Ch 25 v-3436
**Me welcomed a stranger in lieu**
Right sitting say will king with merit
Father blessed are you
World’s foundation prepared kingdom inherit
Me welcomed a stranger in lieu
Food me given
Hungry was I
Drink me given
Thirsty my cry
Me clothed when naked
Cared for by you when ill
My prison cell you visited
My soul cared for your fill
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
July 6, 2023 @ 05:48 AM EST
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