Excess Kills April 26, 2024

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04-26-2024 Sirach 37 V2931 Glutton be not excess kills


The Book of Sirach Ch 37 v- 29 thru 31

29 Do not go to excess with any enjoyment, neither become a glutton for choice foods; 30 For sickness comes with overeating, and gluttony brings on nausea. 31 Through lack of self-control many have died, but the abstemious one prolongs life.

Excess in any form can be dangerous, whether it be excessive enjoyment, excessive indulgence in food, or any other form of excess. It can lead to a lack of self-control, which can ultimately result in negative consequences, even death.

One who is a glutton, for example, may constantly overeat and indulge in unhealthy foods, leading to obesity, heart disease, and other health issues. This lack of self-control can be detrimental to one's physical and mental well-being, as well as their overall quality of life.

On the other hand, someone who is abstemious, or practices moderation and self-restraint, may lead a healthier and longer life. By making conscious choices to avoid excess and live in moderation, one can avoid the negative consequences of overindulgence and maintain a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Choosing to follow God and allowing Him to guide our paths can also lead to a life of righteousness and grace. By living in accordance with God's teachings and principles, we can experience true fulfillment and joy, rather than seeking temporary pleasure and gratification through excessive indulgence.

Salvation in Jesus Christ offers us the opportunity to live a life of purpose, meaning, and eternal significance. By accepting Jesus as our Savior and following His teachings, we can experience true freedom from the bondage of sin and find lasting peace and fulfillment in Him.

As one grows older, it is important to exercise self-control and moderation in all aspects of our lives, including our enjoyment of food and other pleasures. By choosing to follow God and live in His grace and goodwill, we can experience true abundance and fulfillment, both in this life and in the life to come. 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

04-26-2024 Sirach 37 v-2931

**Excess Equals Death**

Excess, oh how it tempts us so

With every pleasure, every dough

But beware, for in indulgence lies

The path to ruin, the glutton's demise

For when we feast without restraint

Our bodies suffer, our health we taint

A lack of self-control will lead to death

As we over consume with every choice breath

But those who practice abstinence

Will find their lives filled with sustenance

For moderation is the key

To a life of health and longevity

So heed this warning, my dear friend

For excess leads to a bitter end

But with restraint and self-control

We can live a life that's Godly and whole. Amen.

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins

April 26, 2024 @ 05:55 AM EST

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NJ Emmaus Ed Beck

The Mask

The family’s first born

Life was tough

Head dropped baby torn

Car door opened was rough

Five-year-old on the ground tough

Tried to steal some gas

Missed quarter toll my mistake

Police arrested on my ass

Joining the Marines my fate

Myself I had to blame

One head smaller than the other

Friends of mine recorded my shame

Mistakes I made with my brothers

My move to New Jersey to cover

No family to cater to fake

Wife and I grew together

Until others helped my mistake

Clown I became

Divorce on the horizon

My father if he had lived to see the shame

A 33-year marriage ended from lyin

The masks I would wear

The world is so crazy

On the upswing I did prepare

No longer Jesus lazy

Roller coaster ride

See trouble I would hide and mumble

Million excuses from assholes divide

Divorce caused me to stumble

Cherish your women

Look at what they provide

Remove the mask of sinning

Eternal love will coincide

God in my life remains my seed

Removed mask you’ll find

God gives you what you need

A good ride no longer blind

© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

April 20, 2024

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