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Daily Meditations With Your Cat Book

Daily Meditations With Your Cat Book

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Published by katapley7953
I wrote this devotional book to encourage deep thought and spirituality. This book frankly deals with subjects that the religious community seldom mentions such as extreme suffering, chronic pain, suicide, madness, etc.. Parts of my devotional book were written from a hospital.
I wrote this devotional book to encourage deep thought and spirituality. This book frankly deals with subjects that the religious community seldom mentions such as extreme suffering, chronic pain, suicide, madness, etc.. Parts of my devotional book were written from a hospital.

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Matthew 7:12 “ Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye
even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.”

Saint Nicholas is a third century saint best known for his secret acts of generosity and his
special concern for the poor, those on death row, sailors, and children. In Greek his name
means “victory of the people” and his Dutch name “Sinterklass” has been translated in
English as “Santa Claus”. Saint Nicholas is reported to have been born in Patara, Greece
which in modern times is Demre in the Antalya province of southern Turkey. The Oxford
Dictionary of the Christian Church* comments that, “Though one of the most popular saints
in both the Greek and Latin churches, scarcely anything is historically certain about him” * 2nd
Edition, 1983, p. 970 The legend surrounding Saint Nicholas has him born to wealthy
parents who raised him as a Christian. Allegedly, they died in an epidemic and left Nicholas a
sizable inheritance. Nicholas is said to have taken Jesus’ command “to sell what you own and
give the money to the poor” very seriously and gave unstintingly to those in need. One of the
stories told about Saint Nicholas claims that there were three daughters without dowries who
were in danger of being sold as slaves because of their poverty. Nicholas is credited with
anonymously giving them bags of gold so that they could get married. Some reports claim
that the gold was tossed in the window and landed in stockings set before the fire to dry. This
started the custom of youngsters hanging up their stockings in the hopes that Saint Nicholas
would deposit gifts in them. December 6th

is celebrated in churches worldwide as Saint
Nicholas Day since that is believed to be the day that the saint died. The story of this
generous saint eventually became the modern day Santa Claus. Matthew 7:9-11 asks, “Or
what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a
fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that
ask him?” God is the essence of generosity in that he saved a fallen humanity by the death on
the cross of his Son. Are you treating others with generosity, not just at Christmas but every
day?

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