The Faithful Servant Soldier

we are tested-to serve God’s plan

What follows is a brief reply to a letter written as a blog by a fellow warrior, who was wounded by life’s trials and tribulations; which is only meant to give respect and honor to him for prevailing and then above all for our Maker for providing this opportunity!

Firstly, thank you for sharing this powerful slice of your life that indeed crippled you for a time but more importantly you prevailed out of and rose above the crushing blow to your inner and outer life!  Loss is so traumatic and even horrific, so that can never be taken lightly, and indeed anyone who does isn’t alive or has no humanity within them.  Healing is a process that is real too and I see and hear happily that you have been on a long road to recovering and healing as a man who always had good intentions and now those intentions are incredibly more alive than before and have taken on more power and focus, a vitality and singularity of purpose that wasn’t there ever; like it is now.

In life we can arrive at a crossroad where things don’t seem to add up or things look so futile; and that the things going on in our lives may be consuming us or that the world itself is deadly, which eventually defeats us one way or the other.  I remember older relatives speaking of being in actual battle, wars and how buddies, fellow warriors standing next to them one minute and the next blown to smithereens, nothing left practically, and then the eventual question of why them and not me!  These are sad and frightful thoughts or realities that befall us in this dichotomy of life where there is so much good but yet equally so much bad, because in the end living this earthly life death wins and all things come to their end.   My dad taught me as a kid that faith is the key to making it through this what can be at times for some individuals a living hell, because he loved life and his family so much; but I found in time that he loved God more, and knew the secret that really is actually not one.

Beach head soldiers docu

Belief in that higher power the Almighty is a choice and every thinking breathing human being has to address that question of faith at some point; so dad did say too, that we are tested here Lawrence!  You see my brother, we are in our trials and tribulations period and there is an agony and ecstasy value to life that transcends all of this and we can’t fully comprehend it!  But, without the dark for the light to shine through how would any corporeal or spiritual being grow to appreciate the unfathomable, and the choice not being given of “free agency” would mean that life surely would be meaningless or of no consequence one way or the other and we would be nothing more to God or ourselves than lumps of matter existing for no real purpose!  I think you’re getting where I’m coming from here brother; yes it is damn tough at times and some seem to suffer much more than others, perhaps not by anything they do wrong but being a victim of circumstance!  But, those that do suffer in the heat of the flame longest and feel the pain learn and evolve to become more than the original version and like the tempering of steel the innermost characteristics are altered as they take on a new power and strength to forge ahead leading others and helping in ways they otherwise would not have been ever able to without first running the gauntlet; and in the end they did it for purpose; to be there “to serve God’s plan” as instruments of the ultimate goal to save as many as possible from doom or oblivion; which to me is a meaningless existence and then feeling that way for eternity; damnation!  Purpose and victory are ahead for those that will take up the shield of truth, honor, bravery and love with commitment to the purpose, the mission, as long is required onto victory!   You have been through a nightmare but you are elevated in God’s eyes now, it’s what you do with that, He awaits your decision; with resolve and new commitment to forge ahead and carry on trusting all to Him our Lord; with that nothing will stand in the way or defeat the purpose or you.

I appreciate the added insight and inspiration you have provided here to my outlook!  Amen.

God Bless.

Lawrence Morra


Warrior ready

Bold as Love

Jimi Hendrix – Bold As Love Lyrics

from album: Axis: Bold As Love (1967)

Anger he smiles towering in shiny metallic purple armor.
Queen jealousy, envy waits behind him.
Her fiery green gown sneers at the grassy ground.
Blue are the life giving waters taking for granted,
They quietly understand.

Once happy turquoise armies lay opposite ready,
But wonder why the fight is on.
But they’re all, bold as love.
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Yeah, they’re all bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.

My red is so confident he flashes trophies of war
And ribbons of euphoria.
Orange is young, full of daring but very unsteady for the first go ’round.
My yellow in this case is no so mellow.
In fact I’m trying to say it’s frightened like me.
And all of these emotions of mine keep holding me
From giving my life to a rainbow like you.
But I’m a yeah, I’m bold as love,
Yeah yeah.

Well, I’m bold, bold as love.
Hear me talkin’, girl.
I’m bold as love.
Just ask the Axis.
He knows everything. Yeah, yeah.

by Jimmi Hendrix




Bold as Love audio: Jimi Hendrix


Behind the Scene:  Making of studio original.

Bold as Love

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Produced by Chas Chandler

Album Axis: Bold as Love



Author: Lawrence Morra

Have worked in creative and news visual media as a photographer or cameraman and this POV has given me a better insight or view of the world. The Cameraman's POV. His Perspective on many things. All content on this site is copyrighted© by Lawrence Morra/Zero Lift-Off. All rights reserved. Email:

11 thoughts on “The Faithful Servant Soldier”

  1. This is extremely powerful brother I’m in awe and truly honoured to read this you touched my heart here today thank you Lawrence bless your heart brother and fellow warrior.

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    1. That’s the gift I needed to hear brother! I hadn’t even had a change to make sure the links are working but if not I will fix them. been under the weather in my lungs mainly and wanted this finished then I could make my chicken soup; so you just gave me the smoke signal that I can! Enjoy and stay healthy!
      Oh, when I first read your letter last night it put tears in my eyes, I can relate for sure as I’m feel many can and will. Good for you being brave this way! Then this morning my primary goal after feeding the wildlife was to get her done, this gift to you!

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      1. Firstly Lawrence I wish you a full recovery to good health and secondary you’re a good man with a very good heart there’s a lot of kindness in there and I can tell you’ve been through many trials and tribulations of your I wish you peace good health and a very speedy recovery bless your heart brother.

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      2. Thank you very much brother for all you just said it went straight into my heart and soul and I got teary again! You’re a great mate Robbie and I’m so glad I know you just so damn far away! But hey that’s what this Net is for right! When I was little I remember some older uncles and neighbors did Ham radio to do what we do so easy they would have fun with it depending on weather and so on. But it’s great to know you buddy! Yes. I just wish at times one or two less things hadn’t happened things would be so much better now but then i boot myself because i know like dad used to tell me when I was younger and would bitch he’d say yea and you could be dead already too then I would go oh wow that’s right sorry dad! Be thankful for what you have he said! 🙏 ❤


  2. Hi Lawrence :
    This is very powerfully written. I like the image of ‘running the gauntlet.’
    Whatever God asks us to endure, we know that He has a purpose for our trials, and ultimately ; we are able to strengthen others through what we ourselves have survived. 🤗

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    1. Hi Sally! You just convinced me for sure we have a team effort going for the Lord! You once again came in to add the proper perspective that my Dad incessantly drilled into my head as a teen! You are a graceful and generous loving heartened person. I sometimes come across tough but I’m so far from that it’s not even funny, as a boy and still now I’m a lamb that loves peace and tranquility but too many people won’t allow me to have, it seems; so I keep fighting the good fight just the same and some may say in spite of them; either way I plan on getting the job done until God above in the name of Jesus Christ says, come on its time to leave that all behind you! Thanks for the powerful added insight; you add a tear to my eyes! Love, Lawrence 💞🤗❤️

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      1. 🤗 Sally, thanks for the tremendous confidence in my outlook. Of courses it’s likewise. I have a sad note to make regarding people that call themselves Christians and many of them are pure die-hard protestants of the worst kind. I generally don’t bash anyone let alone people professing to be Christians, but be that as it may I had a couple of run-ins with what I call the self-righteous or even fake Christians, be they from a non-denominational or any of the major Churches that love to bash Catholics and immediately set out to crush a Catholic minding his or her own business on Word Press writing what suits their own interests and that is exactly how I treat those folks and actually many people that are from whatever denomination of Christianity I welcome and read their writings and have usually something positive to say or I would rather say nothing. I had done that just the other day and made a lovely comment about this person’s faith based statement and then I got back things I had written a year or more ago pasted with her statement of attack like this was a contest to prove who really loves Jesus and is a Christian; that were targeting my Catholic faith and beliefs, obviously a malicious intent by this person I feel is a very disturbed human being. Thank you.
        God Bless You and Yours. 🤗❤️


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