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03-23-2024 Sirach 26 V05 Dread I things three




The Book of Sirach Ch 26 v- Five

5 There are three things I dread, and a fourth which terrifies me: Public slander, the gathering of a mob, and false accusation—all harder to bear than death.


Public slander, the gathering of a mob, and a false accusation – three harrowing fears that can shake the core of a person’s being. These insidious threats to one’s reputation, safety, and sense of self-worth can haunt the mind and soul like a relentless storm, leaving scars that may never fully heal. I feel them every single day; the scars before Salvation.


Public slander, like a poison seeping into the veins, spreads lies and misinformation with a vicious intent. It can unravel years of hard work and tarnish one’s image in the eyes of others in a split second. The weight of false words can feel suffocating, as if the very air around you has turned toxic. The whispers and rumors that circulate can erode trust and tarnish relationships, leaving you feeling isolated and vulnerable until Salvation rests in your soul and you overcome all by Redemption.


The gathering of a mob is a primal fear that taps into our deepest instincts of survival. The sheer force of a crowd united in anger and hostility can be overwhelming, like a wave crashing down upon you with no escape in sight. The collective fury and aggression can drown out reason and compassion, transforming individuals into a mindless, destructive force. The fear of being at the mercy of such a mob, powerless and exposed, is a chilling prospect that can shake the bravest of hearts.


A false accusation, a shadow cast over your very being, can shatter your sense of security and innocence. To have your integrity called into question, to be branded with a crime or wrongdoing you did not commit, is a nightmare that can haunt you day and night. The weight of suspicion and doubt can crush your spirit, leaving you feeling like a stranger in your own skin. The battle to prove your innocence, to reclaim your truth, can be an uphill climb fraught with obstacles and pain. One must remain in Salvation to call upon the Lord to find freedom where imprisonment seems to be a false revelation.


But above all these fears, there is one that looms larger and more terrifying than death itself – the loss of self, the annihilation of one’s identity. To be stripped of your essence, to have your very existence denied or invalidated, is a fate worse than any physical suffering. The thought of losing the core of who you are, of being robbed of your truth and purpose, is a chilling prospect that can strike fear into the bravest of souls. Once it occurs, there seems to be a never-ending battle to remain confident in Salvation that will overrule the injustice of non-forgiveness.


In the face of these fears, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and powerless. But remember, Salvation’s resilience lies within you, a strength that can weather even the darkest of storms. Hold onto your truth, your integrity, and your sense of self-worth like a beacon in the night and remain Redeemed. Stand firm in the face of adversity, for though these fears may be daunting, you are One in Christ and will find peace, purpose and passion to share the Good News of Salvation and Eternal Life. 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 our niece Brittany. 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


03-23-2024 Sirach 26 v-05


**Three things I hate**


Public slander, a poison to the soul

Spreading lies, destroying all control

Words like daggers, cutting deep

Leaving wounds that never sleep


The gathering of a mob, a force to fear

A sea of faces filled with jeer

Their anger, their hatred, like a storm

A force that no man can overcome or reform


A false accusation, a dagger to the heart

A stain that never truly departs

Innocence lost, trust betrayed

A reputation forever frayed


But there is one thing that terrifies me more

A darkness that I cannot ignore

To be stripped of my dignity, my pride

To have my very essence denied


For what is death compared to such a fate

To have my very being desecrate

So I pray that I may never see

The horror of losing myself, of losing me. Amen.


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

March 23, 2024 @ 04:59 AM EST


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