Summary: Jesus, the bread of life sustains us.

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Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (December 26, 2015)

“Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? And your labour for that which satisfieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people” (Isaiah 55:1-4, King James Version [Pardon for the penitent]).

Greetings In The Holy And Merciful Name Of Jesus,

My brothers and sisters, in reflection as the year cease to be, closing-out for the days of the year were near done, I found myself witnessing sickening rage, daring condemnation, and morbid fortitude championing death over life, in particular the gift of life everlasting, that was lost to them when the people beared their souls. On Christmas Eve night, I laid down, not to sleep for sleep I could not for four-to-five days but I waited for the God-effect to prevail, to know truth in the morning light, relinquishing the torment of the egregious transgressions seemingly committed without conscience, rather I preferentially relished and abased to know the height and breadth of God's glory instead of the old roll-in-the-hay toppling over in misery, for misery still loved company, known and unspoken of, which compelled me to continue in prayer to see God's miracles each and every day---to see God's deliverance for the pain of lost---for the agony of defeat did not and does not rest in me. In the last three months, the death sentence given for capital punishment was standing in question to the Word of God and in question of man's civility wherein the State of Georgia executed three persons, one, for hiring her boyfriend to kill her husband, another for stabbing a woman he met at a night club in Albany, Georgia, 41 times until she died, and the last one, for killing his mother's seventy-years old friend Most importantly, we speak to the body of Christ for insight into what a man needs to keep him on the straight and narrow in holiness in marriage in general and in relationships with husbands, friends, peers, and wives. What keeps a society of peoples whole-believing Christ Jesus will accept the substance of their faith?

More importantly, the struggles that exist between man and woman for control of each other in relationships renders one vulnerable to the other justifying money as one of the key factors suggesting the bread winner is always the man and the woman no matter how much she brings to the table must submit and not weigh-out her contribution for her contribution does not hold weight it is merely part of the whole. Circumspectly, most women see themselves as silent without a voice even without substance---the substance that is needed for the things hoped for so ultimately women feel their substance not weighed holds no hope and bears no faith unless it is deemed necessary through their husbands. What a shame? Let us think through the substance of faith which bears all the hopes and dreams of man and woman as one unit in the one body of the faith of Christ Jesus or man and woman singularly in the one body of the faith of Christ Jesus.

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