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05-05-2024 Sirach 41 V0204 Lost hope from strength gone welcomes death




The Book of Sirach Ch 41 v- Two thru Four

2 O death! How welcome is your sentence to the weak, failing in strength, Stumbling and tripping on everything, with sight gone and hope lost. 3 Do not fear death’s decree for you; remember, it embraces those before you and those to come. 4 This decree for all flesh is from God; why then should you reject a law of the Most High? Whether one has lived a thousand years, a hundred, or ten, in Sheol there are no arguments about life.


Death is an inevitable part of the human experience, a decree passed down through the ages, transcending time and culture. The notion that it is a sentence for the weak and failing in strength is a perspective that overlooks the universal nature of this profound truth. The end of life is not a punishment meted out to those lacking vigor; rather, it is a natural culmination of existence, a chapter that must be faced by all who live.


To fear death is a human instinct, rooted in the unknown and the finality it represents. However, the wisdom of the ages implores us not to cower before the prospect of our mortal end but to understand its place in the great tapestry of life. Death has embraced the countless generations that preceded us, and it will continue to do so for those yet to be born. It is an impartial participant in the cycle of life, one that touches the lives of the mighty and the meek alike.


This universal decree for all flesh is not a mere happenstance but is often seen as part of the divine order, ascribed to the workings of the God or the Most High in various belief systems. It is an integral aspect of existence, a law that governs life as surely as the laws of nature dictate the rise and fall of the tides or the changing of the seasons. To reject this law is to reject a fundamental truth of our being.


The wisdom of accepting the inevitability of death can bring a sense of peace and purpose. It encourages us to live our lives with meaning, to cherish each moment, and to leave a legacy that endures beyond our physical presence. By acknowledging the decree of the Most High, we can find solace in the notion that our lives are part of a greater plan, a cosmic order that is both mysterious and comforting.


In embracing this understanding, we can find strength, not weakness. We can face the end with dignity, knowing that death is not a sign of failure but a natural progression instituted by God Himself. The Law of the Most High, in its infinite scope, offers a profound reminder: our time on this earth is fleeting, and in accepting this, we can strive to make the most of the days allotted to us, forging connections and experiences that transcend the boundary of life and death. 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


05-05-2024 Sirach 41 v-0204


**Death Decree is of God**


In the quiet whisper of time’s unyielding march,

Where shadows lengthen and the days grow stark,

Lies a sentence not for the weak of heart,

But a natural end, from which none can depart.


Do not tremble, nor with fear be fraught,

For death’s decree is a universal thought,

A destination that all life must seek,

A quiet closure for the strong and meek.


Remember well those who’ve gone before,

The countless souls who’ve reached that shore,

Their memories a tapestry, rich and vast,

A testament to lives that could not last.


And those to come, in time’s great chain,

Will also find this path, preordained,

For in this cycle, we are but a part,

A fleeting beat within the world’s throbbing heart.


This decree for all flesh, it is divine,

From the God who shaped the stars that shine,

An order woven in the cosmos’ loom,

From life’s first breath to the silent tomb.


Why then should you reject this Law,

The Most High’s will, without a flaw?

For in its wisdom, we find a eternal peace,

A promise that all struggle will cease.


Accept the passage, the end of strife,

As just another facet of this mortal life,

For in the end, it’s love we’ll recall,

A force that binds and outlasts us all.


Do not fear death’s final embrace,

It’s but a journey to another place,

A transition from this world to the next,

Where souls in Salvation, unburdened, are no longer vexed. Amen.


© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

May 5, 2024 @ 04:17 AM EST


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