When I’m wrestling with God and His Word… I write it down.

And sometimes it writes itself out. So, here’s what came from my journal.

* What verse or set of words from, the very book we profess to call our guide to living, could break through the hardness of our hearts of stone?

The very words of God, our Creator resounding through, and through with the words of a heartbroken, and fearful Mother! Crying for fear of what will come upon her children if they will not turn back to her loving care, and abandon their idolatry! That only ever leads to destruction, and ultimately, separation from our Creator, our Lord Jesus Christ, and His kingdom He has prepared for us!

What are we to do?

* The point is: How are we treating the poor, and needy?

* Am I, my brother’s keeper? As Cain said to his brother’s Maker?

Or am I missing something?

What do Gods beautiful words have to say about the poor, and the needy?

* 197 times the poor are spoken of in a Protestant bible in a loving, caring manner!

* 245 times are the poor spoken about in an Orthodox bible also in a loving, caring manner!

* Could the fear of retribution, and annihilation motivate us to treat the poor as Father sees fit? It doesn’t look like it!

* God saw fit to punish Israel with exile and destruction on account of how they were treating the poor!

* Paul said: if we have not love… even though we sell our very flesh to help the poor… We have NOTHING!

* So, maybe fear of retribution isn’t the key to our hard hearts?

* God said: that he would give us a new heart, and that he would write his law upon it!

* Yea, hath God said, …?

* If God so loved the world… Why did He send His only begotten Son to proclaim the gospel (good news!) to the poor, specifically?!

* And why are all the other “commandments” ignored?!

* Isn’t it funny how we have chosen through our vain words to either deceive ourselves or being deceived we turn our backs on the only God among the gods that truly loves and cares for us!!

In all this betrayal, and deception we desecrate the very image of our betrayed Lord sitting outside those locked church doors!

* Where is, love your brother as yourself in this message?

* And the voice of Abels blood cried from the ground…

* Here is a heads up regarding our Merciful God… God had mercy on Cain by not killing him!? Even though Cain didn’t repent of his, slaying his brother, Abel.

* Am I my brother’s keeper?

* With a switching of two words we have, I am my brother’s keeper!?

* This is basically the slogan of God concerning the treatment of the poor, needy, orphans, widows, fatherless, travelers, wander!

* You are your brother’s keeper, guardian, helper according to the blessed words of wisdom of the Holy Scriptures!

* A light to the world, aren’t you to be?

* If the salt has lost its flavor… what good is it?

* Be the salt of the earth!

* What is salt good for?

* Salt cleans and protects!

* Clean and protect the least of these!? My brethren.

* We are called: children of God!

* Act like it!

* Surprise the world! Not to mention transforming the whole world in the process with Gods glory wrapped around you shining like the Lords love hanging there on his bloody cross!

Please the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Father by being at the very least kind to a poor, needy person, family!?

That’s was a little bit of my journal. I hope it helps even in some meager way.

Thank you for reading the writings of a madman. 💕

God bless you and your families. ❤

A partial list of what I came up with pursuing my Bible.

We can use it in many ways: prayers, petitions, supplications, meditation on God’s word.

The possibilities are endless, I think. 🤔

It’s just a partial list of what God’s Holy Scriptures have to say regarding the treatment of the poor. So here we go…

1. Defraud not the poor.

2. Be a helper to the other, the poor.

3. Love the poor.

4. Satisfy the afflicted soul.

5. Draw out thy soul to the hungry.

6. Deal your bread to the hungry.

7. Bring the poor that are cast out to thy house.

8. Cloth the poor.

9. Be strength to the poor.

10. Be a strength to the needy in their affliction.

11. Be a refuge from the storm to the poor.

12. Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor, and needy.

13. Consider the cause of the poor.

14. Rob not the poor.

15. Neither oppress the afflicted.

16. Do not mock the poor. (Reproaching his maker!)

17. By having mercy on the poor, you honor God.

18. Be happy by having mercy on the poor. This is a promise from God!

19. Raise the poor out of the dust… Bring them to thy house.

20. Lift the poor out of the dunghill… Bring them to thy house.

21. Stand at the right hand of the poor… Being their defense.

22. Deliver the poor and needy… Out of the hand of the wicked!

23. Do justice to the afflicted and needy.

24. Defend the fatherless.

25. Forget not the congregation of the poor.

26. The blood of the poor is precious in His sight.

27. Listen to the poor.

28. Be blessed by considering the poor.

29. Open your hand wide to your poor brother/sister.

30. Do not harden your heart towards the poor.

31. Do not shut up your hand from your poor brothers/sisters need.

32. Do not make the poor of the land to fail.

33. Do not write injustice into your laws against the poor!

34. Do not oppress the poor in judgment.

35. Do no violence to the cause of the humble.

36. Do not allow widows to be prey.

37. Do not rob the fatherless.

38. Do not put the fatherless in a situation to be robbed.

39. Dispise not the hungry soul.

40. Provoke not the poor in his want.

41. Leave not to them that ask of thee, to curse thee behind thy back. For God will hear their cry.

42. The poor commits himself to God.

43. Because of the oppression of the poor… Now will I arise, saith the Lord.

44. For the sighing of the needy… Now will I arise, saith the Lord.

45. Shame not the counsel of the poor.

46. Because the Lord is the refuge of the poor.

47. The Lord delivers the poor from him that is to strong for him.

48. The Lord delivers the needy when he cries.

49. The Lord delivers the poor when he cries.

50. The Lord delivers him that has no helper.

51. The Lord shall spare the poor.

52. The Lord shall spare the needy, and save the soul of the needy.

53. The Lord shall redeem the poor, and their soul from deceit.

54. The Lord shall redeem the poor and their soul from violence.

55. Let the poor and needy praise thy name.

56. The Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted.

57. The Lord will maintain the right of the poor.

58. Lend unto the Lord by having pity upon the poor.

59. The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is maker of them all.

60. He that giveth to the poor shall not lack.

61. The poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy One of Israel!

I’m hope, and pray that this little list seeps deep into your heart, and infects you with a love for your poor, and needy brothers, and sisters who need brothers and sisters to be the hands, and feet, and mouth of our precious Lord, for God’s sake, and theirs!

Thank you for listening to the writings of a madman.

May God bless you and your families 🙏 💝

The point is, how are you treating the poor and needy?

Hello everyone. I am grateful to be able to write again. 💗

I’m just going to get right to it if you don’t mind.

What verses or words from the very book we claim as our guide for living could break through the heardness of our hearts?

The very word’s of God, our Creator, resound through and through with the cry of a heartbroken mother!

Crying for fear of what will come upon his children who have gone astray like lost sheep.

For doesn’t God know that wolves are out in sheep’s clothing waiting for his children, you, and the poor?!

He’s waiting for the modern day Church to turn back to his loving care, abandon their idolatry, narcissism on steroids, which only ever lead’s to destruction, separation from God, our Father, and be healed, washed clean!

What are we to do?

I have been thourghtly convinced that what ever I do or don’t do towards a poor person is either a kiss on God’s cheek or a slap in his face.

What does his words have to say about this? Do you know?

197 times, roughly, in the K.J.V., and 245 times, roughly, in most Orthodox bibles our Father’s loving words regarding the treatment of the poor is expressed as only a loving God can!

Could fear of retribution, annialstion motive us to treat the poor as our Father has expressed, repeatedly throughout his Holy Scripture!

God saw fit to punish Israel with exile, and destruction for how they treated the poor!

Paul says, if you have not love.. even though you sell your own flesh to help the poor… We have NOTHING!

So, maybe fear of retribution isn’t the 🗝️ to our hard hearts.

God said, He would give us a new heart, and write the law upon our hearts!

God so loved the world that he sent His Son to proclaim the gospel to the poor, specifically!

Luke, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, Wherefore he hath appointed me to preach the gospel to the poor,..”

And, why are all the other “commandments”, and “thou shalt not”(s), ignored?

Isn’t it funny how we have chosen through vain words to either deceive ourselves, or being deceived… We turn our backs on the only God among the god’s who cares about us!

And in turning our backs away from God knowingly, or unknowingly, we gain a twisted view of the world, without God, and then a man is no longer in His image, and our treatment of the poor reflects this so starkly it blinds me!

And Ables blood cried from the ground, and God heard the cry of innocence blood for the first time!

Yet, here is a heads up regarding our merciful God…

God had mercy on Cain for murdering his brother, and allowed him to live!

Even though Cain didn’t really repent for murdering his brother. “Am I my brothers keeper?”, Cain said to the Lord!

With a slight turn of word’s…

I am my brothers keeper!

This might be our slogan!?

This is basically the slogan I read in God’s Holy Scripture regarding the treatment of the poor, needy, widows, homeless, orphans, fatherless, travelers, wanderer!!

You are called to be your brothers keeper! This i am sure.

A light to the world, aren’t you to be?

If the salt has lost it’s flavor, what good is it?

Be the salt of the earth!

What is salt good for?

It cleans, and protects!

So, clean and protect some poor, needy, brothers and sisters, and you’ll be the lord’s child!

You are called: “children of the living God”?

Then act like it!

Surprise the world, and please God, our Father in heaven!

Thank you for stopping by and reading the writings of a mad man.

God’s blessings to you and your families. 💕

Works of mercy, love of wisdom!

These words come from the book of Ecclesiasticus or the book of Sirach, and they speak directly to the man on the street, and his relationship towards the poor.  If this bothers you on account of it coming from a “Catholic Bible” ? Please note that these books were included in the “King James Bible” for over two hundred years.

Son, defraud not the poor of alms, and turn not away thy eyes from the poor.

Despise not the hungry soul: and provoke not the poor in his want.

Afflict not the heart of the needy, and defer not to give to him that is in distress.

Reject not the petition of the afflicted: and turn not away thy face from the needy.

Turn not away thy eyes from the poor for fear of anger: and leave not to them that ask of thee to curse thee behind thy back.

For the prayer of him that curseth thee in the bitterness of his soul, shall be heard, for he that made him will hear him.

Make thyself affable to the congregation of the poor, and humble thy soul to the ancient, the bow thy head to the great man.

Bow down thy ear cheerfully to the poor, and pay what thou owest, and answer him with peaceable words with mildness.

Deliver him that suffereth wrong out of the hand of the proud: and be not fainthearted in thy soul.

In judging be merciful to the fatherless as a father, and as a husband to their mother.

And thou shalt be as the obedient son of the most High, and he will have mercy on thee more than a mother. – Sirach 4:1-11

Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee, thirsty, and have thee drink?

And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee?

Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee?

And the King answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. – Matthew 25: 37-40

I wonder if these are the same voices?

Is God the same yesterday, today and forever?

Or could man in his infinite wisdom change God!?

I don’t think so.

God bless you, and have mercy upon me.

Thank you for reading this blog.