BRAIN WASHED SHEEPLE

high tech “everything out in the open and in your face 24/7 blasting of the brains of humans from childhood to when they die”

Here’s what I finally had to say about a discussion about a female sexual predator case on the posts after this counterpart of mine said something very wise!

First her comment: “which explains WHAT HAS HAPPENED & continue to happen/and be done with and to AMERICANS and (at least to a large degree if not fully) to the majority of people in the Western world.  Attention: Wealth, Education & Social Position will not save you from being brainwashed and totally brainwashed till your brain becomes tabula rasa–dead as a stone.”

Wow; you’ve got to be making some good friends in the world because you made one here; and I don’t say that easily to most people!  You just hit the proverbial nail on the head in regard to the underbelly of what is really going on in our conscious and subconscious narratives in this high tech everything out in the open and in your face 24/7 blasting of the brains of humans from childhood to when they die, but we always stop to point a finger or two and even punch some MF’s in the face for stepping over the line, but we ignored all the sign posts all over the place and the big F-N hole in our own personal credibility even if for only being such dumb asses all along!  Time to clean up the act but that won’t come easy because this insane world we live in is based on Money and Power and them’s that got it and them’s that don’t!

This paradigm is screwed from the GET GOES!  How do we fix stupid and totally broken?  Can’t; not anytime soon folks!  So we shovel some shit into the furnace for today then pat ourselves on the back for not letting some of that shit get loose when all along the shit is stacked higher than the clouds!  We live in shit and eat it without even knowing it or in the least admitting it!

Like in the old Francis Ford Coppola film “Apocalypse Now,” Dennis Hopper says the line when talking to Martin Sheen about crazy Col. Walter Kurtz, “This is the way the fucking world ends.  Look at this fucking shit we’re in man.  Not with a bang, but with a whimper.  And with a whimper, I’m fucking splitting, Jack.” He sees all the hell but isn’t willing to help the Capt. take down the “Mad Dog” or out of control “evil renegade commander” that the CIA and the entire Pentagon want offed anyway possible, killed!

Is that what we have here shit stacked so high that everyone figures it’s not my problem so I’m out of here or what’s the use anyway?  It seems like it’s all relative or in a sense relativity, if you think you’re not part of it then it must be a time warp and you just can’t do anything about such a thing, or maybe this is a better way of saying it, let’s KICK the MFING can down the road till we need to blow somebody else up so we can say, “see, there we did something about this mess!”   Aren’t, we all so nice and trying hard to live right; NOT!

Lawrence Morra

Amended on July 17, 2019 due to some commentary I had to leave with another blogger’s post that ties right into this subject and narrative!

You’ve published your photos and advocated for one thing or another have you not?  So to me you have become a public image shared by virtual strangers and trust being in the public forum discussing personal circumstances or even missteps, which is sharing what was once held as private domain.  What the hell is the point to having a personal life if one forfeits privacy and shares personal life with strangers?  I see how the movie stars of yesteryear used to be famous and quite good at what they did on the silver screen gaining fame and fortune and a public that adored them.  But then, they were very guarded with personal circumstances and family keeping those things in their inner most sanctum private as best they could because the two lives the one up on the screen and the one at home with family were two different things or worlds if I can say it that  way.  I just see way too many people all over the net being idiots in my book pretending this or that or seeking ways to get more likes.  For shits sake I was wrapping myself up in trying to help animals, something I’ve done all my adult life and then getting in tune with certain persons online or groups I found that they were so self-serving or only interested in getting more popularity!  HUMILITY is what I respect not all these people online saying look at me or I have 100,000 followers and the like!  And most of the animal rights people were hell-bent on saving any animal that I or anyone brought to the public’s attention on the cyber venue but those same people most of them females were doing nothing for and wouldn’t if I asked them to help the UNBORN babies, even now day of delivery in New York and other crazy places!  That spoke volumes to me and made me weak in my knees and sick to my stomach both figuratively and literally, then I blew my lid and was freaking mad at people and still am for allowing this shit to come upon us all; and all because each person was way too busy self-serving and getting what they could of material value or boosting egos!   “Humility” is in short supply in this world of take, take and get what you can while you can!

Look at scum like the Clinton’s or Obama’s and the Bushes too, all wealthy because somewhere along the line they saw a way to screw the public over and get rich in the process while lying through their teeth!  Again I say, look at all these people online saying look at me or I have 100,000 followers and the like! SO WHAT, it means nothing in the reality of what is meant to be important and a person’s worth.  Lots of “lip service” too, people will say this or that and behind closed doors something totally different is going on!  You try and tell me how you separate the BS from the GENUINE AUTHENTIC TRUTH? ONLINE it’s VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE!  So, you end up taking things for face value as to what is said, but how is that worth anything?  It’s not, because I know people in actual life that talk shit and are as phony as a three dollar bill.  If you take things for face value then you are being foolish on the web, the “cyber spider’s web,” or if you don’t do that then you are filling your head with worthless garbage trying to have a life of value in an artificial “disingenuous” world of BS and Lies with a smidgen of truth here or there!

Come on, in this secular modern world you or anyone isn’t going to tell me that it’s all cool and no worries and I’m going to suck it up, no way, no how!  I’m not falling for this load of horse shit that the public is sucking up as fast as it can be fed to them!  You’re all becoming a mob of SHEEPLE, being primed and prepared for slaughter!  I’d venture to guess that at least 90% of what you hear on the net is BS just like Madison Avenue hype and propaganda to promote products, that which we people “CONSUMERS” have become, being brainwashed and fed continuous trash,  now even we the “products” to be implemented online to draw in attention and DOLLARS!  We live in a world of “money makes the world go round” and now it’s truer than ever with the cyber world.  Capturing an audience on handheld devices now is a 24/7 trillion dollar industry with clowns like Mark Zuckerberg the punk kid that became a billionaire overnight for what?  He is worthless, and less than that to me!  Sold his soul to Satan the material God!  I don’t listen to punk ass dips shits like him about anything.  ZERO character and substance with that bought and paid for tool.  Like I was saying about the animal rights cause or even the Sierra Club which has now become a front for political activists and radicals who promote multiple warped and twisted agendas in society, but use the nature and wildlife theme to drawn in millions from saps to be used for political agendas; in other words what used to be an organization about hiking trails and preservation of open space has now morphed into a corrupted scheme by many nefarious persons to bilk others or get their way and more MONEY, and along with that POWER, and the internet has made this all possible practically overnight!

The shit is stacking up so high in this modern twisted high tech world that there is only one way it can end up!  And that day is coming fast, we are looking straight into the face of “Armageddon” and doing nothing about it, just like the deer in the headlights which I’ve personally witnessed driving semi’s and now witness in an upside-down culture of trickery and stupidity!  Practically everyone is too busy sticking their head into the cyber trap and doing jack about the REAL DEAL!  Trump and Pompeo and a few others with them may be able to kick some butt, although I’m sorry to say the cat is out of the bag and much too big for anyone now to contain.  TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!!!

PS If I have challenged you with my abrupt and even harsh rhetoric then good; because we all need to be, all, and as a matter of fact we all need to be chastised and corrected because we are doing wrong, every one of us is screwing up in some way or at some moment!  Sure we are imperfect and human and can make mistakes but much of the wrong people are doing is avoidable and inexcusable and that gets into being evil, which I’ve experienced in my midst and people were evil with political wicked agendas and out to protect their own bottom line of past corruption and continuing nefarious ways.  I’ll say this and leave it to anyone reading all of this, dump all I said and me into your own private garbage pail, but I think we all need a WAKE UP CALL, me INCLUDED!

 

Do You Think This Is A Joy Ride?

“as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”

What do some of you think, we’re on some joy ride or trip?  Why does a 2 year old baby come down with brain tumors and go through many medical procedures only to then succumb to the disease.  Why did a family get stuck in a burning tenement and all perish even a one year old baby!  Why did Bashar al-Assad the tyrannical dictator and the wicked leader of Syria get to use internationally banned chemical nerve agent weapons of mass destruction on his own people mainly civilians and most of those women and children, causing them to die tremendously painful deaths struggling to breathe while in excruciating pain that Obama the false American President said would be a RED LINE and wouldn’t be allowed in essence, but the whole world just watched this all happen not once but several times and did nothing!  Yet much of the free world were idolizing this false President Obama like some rock star when I know for sure he is a devil and instigator/destroyer who wanted all of that evil to be inflicted on those children!  Why are there millions of human babies in the womb and even out of it being murdered by the Industrialized Abortion Machine!  Why is there so much hatred and turmoil in the world while most people are thoroughly involved with self, even constantly taking selfies now and the majority of these people are caught up in how to get lots more money, preferably in some easy way!  What part of this do any of you have a hard time understanding; that we children of God are here to “Love and Serve Him.”

But Jesus said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” Matthew 19:14

And said, “Verily I say unto you, except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10

But here is the most important one that I can impart to you because I have lived it for many a year through very difficult trials and tribulations which damaged me physically which at first I felt sad about but that I now embrace and thank God for allowing to happen to me for without them I would surely be doomed now, and not enlightened as I understand through the Holy Spirit now who precedes all wisdom, my path is steady and true leading directly to Him.

If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:19

I’m still far from perfect but my sacrifice is not in vein, as I can offer up all of my suffering to God in His Glory and in so doing bring more light into this corrupted doomed world, as it is falling away and will have served its purpose when in that final hour God will take it all away! “God Giveth and He Taketh!”

I have nothing to fear but He that created me because he is the living God who came as the Son of Man to judge the living and the dead and it will only be Him that judges all things as to what they are and will be for eternity!  That is the one thing all of us should pay heed to and be fearing, because any earthly seen power or even unseen powers and principalities might destroy the body but the soul is for God only to decide if He knows it as one of His own.  But Jesus told us, “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  On that day many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?”  And then will I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” Matthew 7:21-23

Those that don’t abide in Him will hear Him most assuredly say that in the moment of judgment!  And only a fool would not fear the possibility of hearing that condemnation!
“He has not appointed His beloved Bride to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).  God never pours out his wrath upon his children.  God will chastise his children—we’re the objects of his chastisement—but never His wrath.  God’s wrath is only for the unsaved.  “In those days shall men seek death and not find it and shall desire to die and death shall flee from them,” Revelation 9:6.

“The Holy Spirit stands aside; the anti-Christ, rises to power.  If Jesus’ first coming does not save you, his last coming will certainly condemn you.  What a weeping and wailing when the lost are told of their fate, they will cry for the rocks and the mountains, they will pray but their prayer is too late.  Pestilence, famine, war, terror, regimentation, the reign of the anti-Christ, the beast, will be here.  Demons will come out of the bottomless pit and infest the earth.  All the horrible nightmares this world has ever known will be rolled into one as hell will have a holiday, especially in the last 3½ years, known as “The Great Tribulation.” Revelation 6:17.

“Satan makes one last attempt to overthrow God.  He is cast into the lake of fire.  Then the final judgment.  Every unsaved man, woman, boy and girl will stand before God to be judged.” Revelation 20:7-15

I read this in studying Scripture;  “That some man is going to style himself as greater than God, pretending to be God—and people will believe him.”  Why?  Because:  “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11).

Lawrence Morra

PS  To all of you a so important message came to mind during the night as I slept which I  must in duty to Him convey to you now.

The little what appears as an innocent baby shows us by its suffering that none of us is exempt from suffering and my own suffering tells me that we all get far less than we deserve.

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.  And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16

“Jesus said unto them, did you never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?  Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”  Matthew 21:42-44

We all have some form of habitual sin even by default being also creatures of the flesh with original sin, but moreover we can’t rise above the allures of the material fleshly world which is the devils realm of folly and vice.

I can see that only by the grace of God are any of us counted worthy to enter His kingdom.  Scripture says, “as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10.

Also, we should remember that we may very well be in the good graces of God by the suffering of others; so always show mercy and kindness to those who suffer.  Very important too; is our what I call gifts of suffering, because they act as a warning to teach us what comes for our iniquities or failures before God, who is giving us many chances or opportunities to come clean, always seeking to help us purge our souls of guilt by our turning away from all sin, because it is made clear, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:17-18

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:37-39

Peace and Blessings from our Lord be with you always.  Amen

 

4th of July Message from a Fellow Patriot

“what the Great Generation did for all of us who live Free!”

Normandy Beach Landing

The Blogger Equipping posted this fantastic piece which dovetails perfectly with this 4th of July, so much so  that I wanted to help spread his  beautiful overview of what the Great Generation did for all of us  who live Free!

Have a Blessed 4th of July and please follow the link to his post as soon as you have time!

Thank You!

https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/04/the-greatest-generation/

Lawrence Morra

Don’t Fear Being Alone

Many spend a lifetime running from themselves

This is why I think it’s referred to as finding your soul mate.

Here’s what I think it comes down to.  Not worrying about being alone because learning to be able to be completely alone is a beautiful thing, and there is where we can find God’s omnipotence within ourselves; not being afraid of the dark or being completely alone, we can then understand how important it is to learn to love ourselves which will give us the true capacity to love another just as we should.  Many individuals spend a lifetime running from themselves or their shortcomings thinking if they can hold someone close then they will be satisfied and whole; but that is placing a burden on another that can’t be met with success.

Being at peace with who we are will then open ones’ heart to another who can do the same allowing that union to expand and grow each passing moment together; two souls at peace and on equal footing with a true inner strength that only comes from God; that is what you must find first, when ALONE!

Lawrence Morra

EYE of the TIGER

My thoughts to share with a Blogger, a Commenter and all of You!

Yes indeed fine Lady, bravo for this strong and vital message!  A noteworthy attempt to keep in mind the “eye of the tiger,” as I do realize even though I know I’m aware of what’s happened to our country and the world, that it is far too easy to be diverted or distracted from the task at hand or the imperative to not only be aware but to be an active positive force in this battle to keep what is most important in focus 24/7; because we are all indeed in a battle or fight to the finish to turn humanity into a putrid sewer of debauchery and sin or to rise above the base, vain and egocentric malaise of being another captive fool for the NWO machine and freakish left that is in place to prepare the human race to be enslaved by Satan!

Every minute of every day the conscious and subconscious thought processes are being bombarded with mixed messages and outright lies to mold minds and the masses to react like a school of fish to whatever stimuli are introduced, in order to maintain a captive audience while in a true sense creating a herd of human cattle or as many refer to such animals in the current vernacular SHEEPLE; to be driven off a cliff or whatever the anti-Christ will desire to do with them.

I truly appreciate those individuals like you who keep the imperative in focus and in my face, I too am just an imperfect sinner who needs the light of God and His truth made stronger or encouraged while all the clamor or background noise increases.  And, simply put; I admit I can always use a kick in the ass!

Amen.

Lawrence Morra

Mirror That Kind of Giving That Jesus Christ Gave to Us

My thoughts to share with a Blogger, a Commenter and all of You!

Thank you Blogger, very interesting and timely piece you wrote here in my eyes.  I want to speak to you in particular commenters especially the one who saw the Bloggers story in a negative way, and to all others who care to listen to my perspective.

You’re dead wrong and trying to soft sell Abortion and that the Left has no agenda which they most assuredly do, which is to promote radical and liberal things and squelch conservative traditional values and living.  In many cases so they can be victorious in telling the world that they can do as they please even if it doesn’t fit into the conformity of thousands of years of civilized behavior or modus operandi and accepted culture that is not only based on religious context but on common sense in your face reality!  This is something the fallen angels did when they transgressed God putting them above God!  All this gender bending and saying be what you want to be is straight from hell and most sane truly honest people know that.  You are born male or female and that is it, and sure there are rare aberrations but that is an extreme minuscule number of humans out of the billions that have walked this planet.  The radical left would want the status-quo to be the minuscule minority that should be leading the way for all human standards and behavior or a justification to bend reality and say that it is fine to change what sex you are!  Poppycock and stupidity have been allowed to take the driver’s seat because of very wrong and bad court decisions having been made over the years and a cultural shift was allowed to exacerbate becoming what we have now a diametrically opposed confrontation in world populations that’s grown into a feud of unrelenting attacks upon each other or the opposition!  This should never have been allowed to happen but it did and I say because too many humans have put themselves above God and what life is and should be; “radical thinking gone amuck and out of control,” just what the evil one wants us to be doing, killing innocent babies and wanting to do the same to each other.

Infamous abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell had no problem with abortion just like Joe Biden a professed Catholic said he has no problem with same sex marriage during Obama’s 2nd Presidential campaign!  Many of Gosnell’s patients were “given anesthesia by untrained assistants; patient’s died on the operating table from an anesthesia overdose; abortions were performed on babies older than 24 weeks; and some babies were delivered alive, after which Dr. Gosnell cut their spinal cord with scissors.”
This by a doctor who did take an oath to “do no harm” obviously did every day and each time he terminated a pregnancy and that is the “heart of the matter” when life is life, and who if anyone can take a life and for what reason.  In war we must do or die its kill or be killed and sadly the human race hasn’t found a way to prevent such war killing or major out of control disputes with each other!  Now we have this “abortion war” that was allowed to grow to a point of having a global impact creating industrialized wholesale abortion, most of which would not be happening if humans found a way and inner strength to behave in a proper responsible manner; to leave sexual relations to a devout love relationship and procreation between couples in order to produce a family and wanting to have a child together.  In other words living morally, not like pigs or self-indulgent lustful flesh beings which pop culture and the like are promoting!

Similarly, we might say that priests are working directly for God Almighty and take vows of obedience to Him and when ordained as a priest they must stay above sin or reproach which is a tall order and big boots to fill!  This Blogger is seeing that objective clearly and understands the great commitment these men have made and how much they have to love God our Creator to do such a thing, and they surely deserve respect and appreciation for doing so, just like any great doctor who fulfills his duty to “do no harm” and works every day to save life, any life, even that of a criminal shot in a gang war or any other man-made sinful behavior!  We are all wreaking with sin inherently just by virtue of being human and imperfect beings at this stage of existence!  God promised there is much more to come beyond this life and will give us that gift of Eternal Life if we will follow some simple requests of Him!  Of course some will fail big time in this life and that is sad, and even priests fail at times or ministers, soccer coaches and gymnastic teachers or those failed individuals in any other group where there is always going to be opportunity for sin and failing to enter the equation.  Instead of all people now recognizing the fact that we are in such an important battle of Good vs. Evil and calming the turmoil while we peacefully face the facts and reality as to what has gone wrong and what is continuing to run us off the precipice; we instead as an imperfect planet of humans seem to be more interested in perpetuating the clamor and fight to win out or beat the opposition, over really fixing and curing disease that riddles us.

The Blogger graciously pointed out a great good that took place, a pure example of humility and love that Jesus Christ expressed to all of us and how that is what all of us should strive to do each and every day, the “oath of the living” should always be to do that, and we’re obligated to try OUR BEST; if we fail, God will understand but we MUST try our best, not be fakers and liars!  That is called true FORGIVENESS!  We must all forgive each other and show that we will try our best to do that in all situations, but that is another tall order, nonetheless we must try; or will we be deserving and given forgiveness when it will really count standing before our maker?  No; we will not and God has made that clear through His example as Jesus Christ who took all the sins and filth of this world that any and all humans have or will commit and took that unbelievable burden upon his own spirit to suffer its “full consequence,” an act mind you that obviously only God could perform; and all because He loves us more than we can imagine; allowing us all an opportunity to be FORGIVEN outright for any sin, and enter the Kingdom of God as pristine as the driven snow, His Heavenly Paradise for Eternity if we will hold up our end of this most precious “Everlasting Covenant “with Humanity!  We must try very hard and with his grace and Holy Spirit the Comforter that we can depend on, this burden and difficult task can be made easier to carry as our own personal cross in our personal relationship with Him; but we must carry that cross or we will never succeed.

I hope anyone reading my words will be inspired by God as I am to find Him in their hearts and act upon His will to do the right thing, be strong in his overpowering Love for you and submit to Him, He will never let you down!  I did go to the Ascension Mass last night and when I got home I found the email notice about this Blogger’s new Blog Post and I was drawn to the fact that she does the Rosary which is a practice I wrote about recently for Easter and also that her rosary is made with wooden beads.  I have the same type of rosary which I wore around my neck last night in Mass, and this rosary was given to me by a special good servant woman of God, who was in a hermitage for many years serving God there while of course helping the nuns. She had thought of becoming a nun herself but eventually her path was shown to her and it was to do as she did.  She got this rosary at Medugorje which was blessed with Holy water there.  She had gone there for a healing and when she got back home her illness got worse in time.  She remained faithful and continued doing her rosary each day then when rushed to the hospital she had her rosary with her and died on the operating table.  But she was revived and was shortly after cured miraculously.  Around this time I had just been through a horrible industrial chemical inhalation injury and was trying to deal with the difficulties of fighting the damage and illness that was caused by that injury, along with having to finally fire my lawyer and take charge of my own workers compensation case in the court system.  I used to see this lady in church many times and one Sunday she had told me all about her history with the nuns and then her illness.  It turned out that I too had the same endocrine illness when I was very young and was eventually cured not by doctors but by God I believe, because just as mysteriously did I too become afflicted with this disease I got well again just as mysteriously, because I believe that I was tested and God wanted me to move on from that difficulty to the many more that were coming my way up the road; and all to serve Him and His will for me just like all of you should. Again, on another Sunday I was in church and this nice lady came over to me after the mass and said, “here this is for you my dear friend,” and placed her “precious rosary in my hands.” I’m crying now telling you all this, because I try to keep most of my problems and pains to myself, but this was one issue where I felt I need to forget myself and give it all to the Glory of God and thus to all of you out there to hopefully make a difference for any of you who will see the light of God and follow Him.  I do it out of love for God; I want no pat on the back, nothing.

Understand please; it takes a lot to open up to virtual strangers for me about such personal things that are so deep in my heart and soul.  That was the rosary I had with me in mass last evening, and I had it with me in court over an extended period while I fought my way through the legal system Pro Se, where eventually the judge at the closure of my case said I did as good a job if not better than any attorney could have.  See with God you are going to make it; as He gives to us we must “mirror that kind of giving,” because, “that is the point this Blogger made here;” you have to understand and don’t be self-centered or weak in your sight.

Look beyond yourself, far beyond; to where God has prepared a most unbelievable place for you to be with Him and all that is good forever. Amen
Lawrence Morra

The Rosary Devotional Meditation

I did some research on the matter of the Rosary and its importance to some Catholics!  It is only in a sense a tool to focus on the praying or speaking to God because it utilizes all the senses and humans being easily distracted creatures of habit that isn’t such a bad idea.  Portions of the Rosary repetition are again directing the person praying it to focus attention on the Divine Mysteries in a devout manner not for the sake of repetitive pagan customs as some have eluded such as the case implied where the King James Version of the Bible speaks to the matter regarding such practices by Christians as being persons “thinking by repeating themselves will be better heard by God.”  Catholics are not doing that if they know what they are doing and why these practices evolved right from Scriptures from the Apostles who wrote those divinely inspired words from God.

I spoke to a priest I know and he did explain to me how saying a Rosary is a devoted form of prayer which is fully accepted and prescribed by the Church, and as I already mentioned how distraction can be our enemy which is another way of putting it in my mind, because I know I do get distracted praying in my usual manner and the Rosary has the quality of focus on communion with Jesus Christ and all of the Divine Mysteries helps any of the countless faithful to overcome that break in focus and devotional humble prayer to God!

A man I met through a former career in the workplace that I got to know very well when I had that government job a while back was a devout Catholic and a Chemist while his wife a microbiologist.  He told me how they both would do Rosaries every day; these people were the real deal being truly devout and the guy actually went to Seminary some years prior to his government position studying theology and also was in a monastery for quite some time just before he was to take his vows to become an ordained priest; but he had an epiphany and God directed him to another mission in life!  This man gave me the pocket size version one day at work just before the time that some bad people moved against me and my troubles began when a serious injury occurred.  The book is “My Imitation of Christ.”  This book by Thomas Kempis has been the second most popular spiritual book only second to the “Sacred Scriptures.”  The first chapter states, “That to follow Christ let it be our chief study to mediate on the life of Jesus Christ.”  It also says, “But it happeneth that many, by frequent hearing of Gospel, are very little affected because they have not the spirit of Christ.”  It goes on in that first chapter to explain that one could know all the Scriptures and still fall short of knowing Jesus Christ and making one’s life “conformable” to Him!  Therefore, I so far think that the Rosary is a tool to “conform” and be in such UN-distracted love and service to God that one is certainly in closer “communion with Christ” by means of the “Holy Spirit” when in a sense one relinquishes self from daily material life and all sensations allowing one to be free of worldly distractions, entering into deep communication with God through Jesus Christ while doing these prayers of the Rosary.  You and I can believe or know that if Jesus came in person right now and spoke to us of this praying of the Rosary, He wouldn’t find any fault in it at all if those doing it are sincerely doing what the stated intention of the devout Rosary practice in praying to God is about; and that anyone caught up in this “devotional meditating” a very intimate and personal thing, that it is surely being loving and faithful to Christ!

I’m sure there could be a long study and discussion of this subject by any of us to try speaking to it in truth as to its benefit or merit or possible fault if any!  I believe many things in this life that we humans do God searches out the heart to know the true intentions behind those actions and will judge accordingly!  But this is why I say doing rosaries would be better time spent for an old granny sitting at a slot machine all day which I have witnessed!  If anything is leading a person astray the latter surely does that in spades!   I was writing this and felt compelled to call the priest I admire the most and even can consider a true friend to say how I’m so moved by the Holy Spirit right now to be writing this and how being in “devout communion with God” is the most important thing we can do, as much and as often as we can, so that we walk with Jesus each day!  I hope we can find the truths we need to find, all of us who seek God’s will, as I am always open to that!

God Bless You and Yours, Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra

Additionally: “The Rosary consists traditionally of three sets of five Mysteries, each Mystery being meditated on while reciting a decade (a set of ten) of Ave Marias. The 150 Ave Marias of the Rosary thus echo the 150 psalms. These Mysteries concern events of Jesus’ life during his childhood (Joyful Mysteries), Passion (Sorrowful Mysteries), and from his Resurrection onwards (Glorious Mysteries). Another set, the Luminous Mysteries, is of comparatively recent origin, having been proposed by Pope John Paul II in 2002. Each decade of Ave Marias is preceded by the Our Father (Pater Noster or The Lord’s Prayer) and followed by the Glory Be (Gloria Patri) (Doxology). The repetition of the fixed-language prayers assists recitation from the heart rather than the head. Pope Paul V said that “the Rosary is a treasure of graces … Even for those souls who pray without meditating, the simple act of taking the beads in hand to pray is already a remembrance of God – of the supernatural”.