Wig’s Word of God Today 8-8-2012
In Scripture a request of Faithful Citizenship for Archbishop Wenski
LORD, help me. Matthew 15:25c
Great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish. Matthew 15:28b,c
Jeremiah 31:1-7, Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12, 13 & Matthew 15:21-28
Do you remember how Jesus healed the Centurion’s servant from afar as described in Matthew 8:10,13? “He was amazed and said to those following Him, “Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith. You may go; as you have believed, let it be done for you.” And at that very hour [his] servant was healed.” A woman’s cry for help to stop the torture her little girl lived her entire life lived up to such a faith as Jesus described her plea, “Great is your faith!”
In the Gospel of Mark, her faith is not mentioned when He said to her, “Let the children be fed first. For it is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She replied and said to him, “LORD, even the dogs under the table eat the children’s scraps.” Then He said to her, “For saying this, you may go. The demon has gone out of your daughter.” Seemingly, her knowledge of faith that evens feeds the dogs by children’s scraps entails her daughter’s healing. It is the same healing we look for today in our own lives as we seek to understand the Father’s love.
It is the healing we reach for in our Bible study. It is the healing we find in our prayer life. It is the healing we find in the charity we live for Christ’s Sake. It is the healing we find when we take time to get to know other people’s love of God’s faith, hope and love. It is the opportunity to form consciousness for “Faithful Citizenship.” For years the faithful have waited for their leaders to guide them faithfully to “Political Responsibility.”
From the Pulpit we are energized by the example set forth in a Pastor’s zealous words of commitment invigorating our desires to live God’s confidence by our worship of His Truth. By this example we are transformed into practicing the whole faith fulfilling our desire to have “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Something stolen from the unborn we as God’s Faithful seek to change permanently.
A Pastor’s words ignite passions that have been hidden for way too long. We are asking the Archbishop of Miami to follow suit of the “Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States” and instruct our Pastors to actively seek education of “Faithful Citizenship.” There are too many minutes being lost as the local faithful eagerly come together to fulfill God’s Will for our great country. The work completed and being implemented nationwide is easy to follow and full of reflection for us to form consciousness for Faithful Citizenship. Archbishop Wenski please instruct your pastors to encourage political responsibility in their homilies including the teaching of responsible actions in abortion, sacrament of marriage and acts of charity.
I am reminded of the prolific tradition our faith has taught on faithful citizenship by the teaching of Vatican Council II’s Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae). “Society itself may enjoy the benefits of justice and peace, which result from [people’s] faithfulness to God and His Holy Will.” The Will of God dictates humanity participates in the shaping of moral character by and through the empowered involvement of your home, your family and your church.
Archbishop Sir, with all due respect, please help us as a community to better equip our decisions. The US Bishops Reflection introduction gives us all insight we are very aware of but ask leadership of. “As a nation, we share many blessings and strengths, including a tradition of religious freedom and political participation. However, as a people, we face serious challenges that are clearly political and also profoundly moral.”
We thank you LORD for Archbishop Wenski and ask You to guide his thoughts, actions and deeds to accomplish Your Will LORD above all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen. Please join me in prayer that our nation forms consciences for Faithful Citizenship in every aspect of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Amen.
So we ask in prayer: Dear LORD of all, we pray today to always cry out to You LORD in great faith to live in Your love. We pray for the audience I am requesting in this study to meet Archbishop Wenski. We pray day three of a novena of prayers for Holly the homeless pregnant woman as we seek to help place her child at birth. We pray for the intentions of Archbishop Wenski who I dedicate my poem to below. We accept Your Divine Will in all things. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Philippians 4:4-7 Romans 8:28
Rejoice and have peace in Christ Jesus!
We the faithful– In honor of Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, Florida
We the faithful
Seek your lead
How to follow
How to succeed
We the faithful
Seek some healing
How to express
Understand our feelings
We the faithful
Seek you form
Education of conscience
To rise above the norm
We the faithful
Seek your reflection
Your call to action
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins August 8, 2012 @ 6:37 AM EST