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for April 2, 2024


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04-02-2024 Sirach 29 V23 Content be with much or little




The Book of Sirach Ch 29 v- 23


23 Whether little or much, be content with what you have: then you will hear no reproach as a parasite.


Contentment is a state of being satisfied with what one has, regardless of the amount or value of possessions. It is a mindset that allows individuals to appreciate and find joy in their current circumstances, rather than constantly striving for more.


Living with little or much is a subjective experience and can vary greatly depending on individual circumstances. Some may have very few material possessions but still feel content and fulfilled, while others may have a lot but constantly feel a sense of lack or dissatisfaction. The key to true contentment lies in being grateful for what one has, rather than focusing on what is missing.


When we learn to be content with what we have, we are less likely to compare ourselves to others and feel envious or resentful. This mindset can help us avoid the temptation to become a parasite – someone who relies on others for their own gain without contributing anything of value in return. When we are content with our own resources and abilities, we are more likely to take responsibility for our own well-being and not rely on others to provide for us.


Being content with what we have also allows us to live within our means and avoid the trap of constantly chasing after material possessions or status symbols. This can lead to a more sustainable and fulfilling life, where we are able to focus on the things that truly matter to us rather than being consumed by a desire for more.


Contentment can also bring a sense of peace and happiness, as we are able to appreciate the small joys and blessings in our lives without constantly seeking external validation or approval. It can help us cultivate a sense of gratitude and mindfulness, leading to a more positive outlook and a greater sense of well-being.


Whether we live with little or much, it is important to cultivate a mindset of contentment. By learning to be satisfied with what we have, we can avoid the pitfalls of envy, resentment, and dependency on others. Contentment allows us to live more authentically and fully, appreciating the richness of our own lives and experiences. Ultimately, it is this sense of contentment that will shield us from reproach as a parasite, allowing us to live with integrity and grace. 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

Practice. Pray. Proclaim. ®
†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed†®
Ephesians 6:17-20


04-02-2024 Sirach 29 v-23


**Live Simply**


Whether you live with little or much,

Be content with what you have in a clutch.

For in contentment lies true wealth,

And brings to your heart peace and health.


Do not compare with those around,

Their possessions and their ground.

For jealousy will eat away,

At your happiness day by day.


Live simply, with gratitude,

For all the blessings that ensue.

Be thankful for each small delight,

And cherish them with all your might.


For in the end, it matters not,

The things you have, the battles fought.

What truly counts is peace within,

And a heart that’s free from sin.


So whether you have little or much,

Be content with what you touch.

For then no reproach will come your way,

And you’ll live each moment without dismay. Amen.


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 2, 2024 @ 1:29 AM ROME time


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