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.