for December 19, 2023
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12-19-2023 Sirach 4 V31 A hand willing to take but not give
The Book of Sirach Ch Four v- 26 thru 29
31 Do not let your hand be open to receive, but clenched when it is time to give.
Today I’m on journey to share with the least a feast for the incarcerated. I have become a hand willing to give more than receive. Our non-profit has never taken in more than $1000 in donations in one year and we’ve been operating since 2012. We spend way more than we receive not actively seeking donations but wiling to accept what is given when someone finds it appropriate to give. So as the year ends and you think of all the people you’ve helped or not helped, think of God First Ministries, Inc. a 501c3 tax deductible charity as we continue to help the lost find comfort feed the lonely and visit the languished utilizing our own funds to help those transition out of prison and into a safe place. Yesterday, our ministry bought a young girl a bicycle for Christmas helping out the dad on the spot to have a little more to get her something else. Today we are taking in four breakfast casseroles to our prisoners in waiting trying to give them a little Christmas meal with some turkey I baked just for them and a few donuts to encourage them in Christ’s name. Please say a prayer for our men in blue today. God Bless! 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 a little boy named David Alexander. Praise God thank You Jesus. 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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12-19-2023 Sirach 4 v-31
**A hand willing to take but not give**
A hand willing to take but not give
Finds death alone while he lives
Open hand reception without shame
Hand clenched when doing the same
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
December 19, 2023 @ 03:44 AM EST
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