for January 3, 2024
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01-03-2024 Sirach 7 V2728 Born of these two remember for sure
The Book of Sirach Ch Seven v- 27 thru 28
27 With your whole heart honor your father; your mother’s birth pangs do not forget. 28 Remember, of these parents you were born; what can you give them for all they gave you?
Honoring one's mother and father is a moral and ethical principle that is valued in many cultures and religions. Why is honoring them so important? Our parents are the ones who brought us into this world, cared for us, and nurtured us. Honoring them is a way to express gratitude for their efforts, sacrifices, and unconditional love they have shown us throughout our lives. It isn’t always seemingly easy. Some parents have to be forgiven where a belt of correction seems to come to mind or the pure drunkenness of life situations as excessiveness fills your soul. Think of the way you were disciplined and then imagine today’s world. We have surely learned our lessons and gained a whole lot of wisdom that our parents have accumulated from a wealth of life experience, knowledge, and understanding of how to forgive or insult. Honoring them means acknowledging their guidance and advice, which can significantly contribute to our personal growth and development. Or we can insult them and never forgive life situations that were created in haste of an underlying traumatic experience or addictive personalities that one day you either repent from or die from in your waste.
Honoring parents helps to preserve and strengthen family values and traditions. It fosters a sense of unity, respect, and cohesion within the family, creating a supportive and loving environment for everyone involved. Without forgiveness families become filled with separation and selfishness where lonely hearts die from the lack of love displayed. By honoring our parents, we set an example for future generations. It teaches our own children about the importance of respecting, forgiving and valuing their own parents, promoting healthy family dynamics and nurturing strong relationships. We all have our own stories. Parents and children alike. My dad was an alcoholic who used force as an emotional tool to get what he wanted. There was no sexual abuse. There was severe bouts of drunken anger and physical aspects of being corrected disciplined to become the man I am today. I too had to forgive. My dad received this forgiveness and felt my love as he said goodbye to the world dying in my arms at the age of 80. Forgiving our parents can contribute to our own emotional well-being and overcome the depression of loneliness and separation. Here, we focus on positive connections in Christ and reduced conflicts within the family, leading to more harmonious relationships and a sense of belonging. We must seek community support and find the joy of giving overcoming the disdain for separation and fear. We must honor our mother and father no matter the situations of need; forgive and love instead of greed. I must admit my mom fit the bill. She was always loving and is encouraging still. I love her and all moms through-and-through excited in Christ Redemption what it must prove. 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.
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01-03-2024 Sirach 7 v-2728
**Born of these two remember for sure**
Father honor with heart whole yours
Forget not pangs of your mother you created
Born of these two remember for sure
Give what you were given by them to you not debated
© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins
January 3, 2024 @ 05:30 AM EST
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