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. ❤

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.