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”.