Universal Utterings®
for December 21, 2023


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12-21-2023 Sirach 5 V1011 Answer slow hear swift




The Book of Sirach Ch Five v- 10 thru 11

10 Be steadfast regarding your knowledge, and let your speech be consistent. 11 Be swift to hear, but slow to answer.


What do you get when you answer slow and hear swift? Patience! Patience is often referred to as a virtue and a form of wisdom. It is the ability to endure difficult situations or delays without becoming frustrated or anxious. When we consider patience as wisdom that is slow to answer but swift to hear, we are acknowledging its profound impact on our communication and understanding. To begin with, patience as wisdom that is slow to answer implies that it takes time for one to formulate a thoughtful response. Rather than impulsively reacting or speaking without thinking, patient individuals take the time to carefully consider their words. They understand the importance of weighing different perspectives, gathering information, and evaluating the situation before providing a response. This slow process ensures that their answers are well-thought-out, considerate, and have a higher chance of being effective.


On the other hand, patience as wisdom that is swift to hear emphasizes the importance of active listening. Patient individuals are adept at truly hearing what others have to say. They give their undivided attention, allowing the speaker to express their thoughts, concerns, or emotions without interruption or judgment. By being swift to hear, they create an environment that encourages open and honest communication. This active listening enables them to gain a deeper understanding of others’ perspectives and needs, leading to more meaningful interactions and connections. When combined, these aspects of patience create a harmonious balance in communication. By being slow to answer, patient individuals avoid hasty or impulsive responses that may lead to misunderstandings or conflicts. Instead, they take the time to genuinely listen and absorb the information presented to them. This allows them to respond with empathy, understanding, and wisdom. Patience in communication fosters respect, empathy, and stronger relationships.


Furthermore, patience as wisdom that is slow to answer but swift to hear extends beyond verbal communication. It also applies to situations where patience is required, such as problem-solving, decision-making, or pursuing long-term goals. Patient individuals understand that some situations require time and perseverance. They are willing to endure the process, learn from setbacks, and adapt their approach when necessary. By being slow to answer, they avoid impulsive actions that may lead to regret or failure. Meanwhile, by being swift to hear, they remain open to new ideas, feedback, and opportunities for growth. Sometimes they will happen in a moment’s notice. Someone will comment about your shirt, Scapular or the Miraculous Medal swinging off your neck and intrusively try and shove their own thoughts and ideas of Jesus without approaching the subject with humility and respect. There is always a place for dialogue not debate for in the debate we find conflict instead of liberation by the Salvation Jesus won for us by dying on the Cross. We love His Mother Mary too and pray that each and every soul finds the wisdom of knowing His Mother too where Salvation was born unto her without knowledge of sin bringing fourth a Savior who still turns to His mother in an absolute union of love, faith and hope of His grace to heal the world. Amen.


Join me as we pray our daily prayer of forgiveness. The Lord’s Prayer.


At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever. Amen.


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 Son in Law Mark Stern; 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. Our prayers for a little boy named David Alexander. Praise God thank You Jesus. 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


12-21-2023 Sirach 5 v-1011


**Answer slow hear swift**


Knowledge yours steadfast gift

Always consistent speech yours

Answer slow hear swift

Be your own mentors


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

December 21, 2023 @ 05:14 AM EST


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