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”.

 

 

See the Light

learn to adapt

Everyone is different and we of course have many similarities in that we are all human beings but also many acute differences making us individuals. This world and we who inhabit it were not meant to be perfect or live in such a tumultuous plane of existence in blissful harmony!  You mention adversity and to me that is the key to our being here, to meet any and all challenges with tenacity and determination to see what we can do with what is before us, to never quit or give into the great lack or imperfections that infect this world. Many unfortunately it appears give into circumstance or that lack of this or that while others say no way I won’t accept this and fight to change whatever they can or at least in the process themselves, hopefully for the better!

My wonderful father told me something once when I was a very young teen, he said, “Lawrence my son in this world a person has to come to realize that it comes down to adaptability!” He added, “That you have to learn to adapt to whatever comes your way in life and accept and make the best of things, because you’re not going to change the world.” Very wise I realized in time that my father had this objective wisdom that he imparted to me, as I would later recognize we are all “individual works of ART” and no telling what each will be in the final analysis, or until the fat lady sings!  Each of us have multitudes of decisions or moments in the finite plane of material living and each one alters the path we are on whether ever so slightly or dramatically; each one leads to the remaining moments of the rest of our lives and no telling how it will all sift out!   I could have been a shit heel almost all the way to the finish line cheating others and more importantly cheating myself, but perhaps before it’s over see “the light” that God has put in this world for all to realize which is of a Divine nature and infinitely wiser than any of the wisest among us; telling me that this must be the ticket, to be “divinely inspired” is a sure bet to accomplishing our own “individual mission” which is all in the “hands of God ,” not us or any conceptualization one can ponder, let go and with “humility” say I’m yours Lord to mold and shape as “You will.”

Just like the criminal on the right side of Jesus at Calvary being crucified for his crimes he saw the light before it was too late and the other criminal to His left denied the LIGHT causing his eyes to be plucked out!

We have FREE WILL to change Course and Consequence every single second of our lives!  Plenty of opportunity to answer God; before He either embraces us or let’s go!

It’s not about formulas, programs or cookie cutter patterns to follow for success.

“God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change…the Courage to change the things I can…and the Wisdom to know the difference.”

Lawrence Morra

Only One Path to Eternal Life

You who save and promote the end of cruelty to animals, of course that is a good work or deed and I do believe like so many good people with a kind heart we should want to promote this cause; but we must be in the front lines of defending “Human Babies” first; and commit to that cause or the others are a waste of your time and energy according to God!

Too many say look at me I do so much for innocent animals and when before God on their judgment day that will not fly at all!  God tells us this in the Holy Scriptures where he states clearly that many will say, but Lord did I not do all these good deeds and works in your name, surely I must be counted as worthy!  “It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he would cause one of these little ones to stumble.(Luke 17:2)  This means any innocent but specifically God was referring to children.

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.(James 4:17)

“I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward a person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” (Jeremiah 17:10)

“I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am He who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds”(Revelation 2:23)

“Then they said to Him [Jesus], “What must we do to perform the works of God? Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent. (John 6:28,29)

“And I tell you, everyone who acknowledges Me before others, the Son of Man also will acknowledge before the angels of God; but whoever denies Me before others will be denied before the angels of God.” (Luke 12:8,9)

“The one who rejects Me and does not receive My word has a judge; on the last day the Word that I have spoken will serve as judge.” (John 12:48)

“Those who believe in Him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned already, because they have not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment, that the light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.” (John 3:18,19)

“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

“He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to His mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)

I say this to all of you as a servant of God the Father in Heaven from his Holy Words to us His children.

Each of you reading this post take to heart these departing words I share with you, as these should make it clear that you have only little time to make up your mind and heart while there is still time to do so, because these words are what you must shudder in fear of potentially hearing from Him!

“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)

Therefore “all you LinkedIn people” that actually care where you end up for Eternity and love “Goodness and Truth,” beware we have all been forwarded and our personal clocks could run out of time at any moment; as well the entire material worlds clock is running out, whether you want to call it the secular Doomsday Clock being a couple of minutes to Midnight, or according to the Holy Scriptures clearly defining in the book of Revelations that the END is coming at the “appointed hour!”  So take these words and work them into your consciousness and daily life here on earth in earnest!

Philippians 2:12 Paul wrote, “Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”

“So then, dear friends, as you always obeyed me when I was with you, it is even more important that you obey me now while I am away from you. Keep on working with fear and trembling to complete your salvation,”   Good News Translation

God Help Us All!  Amen.

Lawrence Morra

 

Difficult Times Ahead

If we don’t remember the past “all of it,” the good the bad and the ugly, we will be doomed to repeat it and not learn or grown in our wisdom from our trials and tribulations!   The future lay ahead up the road of life, what that future will be is largely dependent upon our shared understanding and wisdom!  Ignorance, arrogance, stupidity, apathy and despair should have no place in it as they are never an option; but a hindrance!

Lawrence Morra

The Abomination and Massacre of The Innocent

I see so much trickery going on it is truly sickening

In my observance of various groups of sometimes well intentioned individuals to even devil may care persons I became very concerned about what I see as a twisted secular undercurrent of apathy toward unborn innocent human beings by extremely large segments of the population and how some people would rather invest excessive amounts of time and resources to protecting many wonderful animal species that are being decimated or being treated cruelly every day but these same individuals do nothing to protect or express outrage over the annihilation of unborn human babies in the womb, birth canal and now even outside of the womb!  This to me is evidence that the human race is in dire straits morally speaking as well as literally facing self-imposed deadly consequences!

Can everyone that cares so much about animals say that they honestly care even more for unborn human babies and are willing to put as much energy and effort into worrying about doing the RIGHT thing in protecting and doing what it takes to stop the “massacre of innocent babies” in the mother’s womb, birth canal and now outside of the mother!  Or will we all stand by and pass the buck and watch as most people in societies have for decades now, as the “hideous diabolical monstrosity of abortion” has grown into an industry, an “INDUSTRIAL INDUSTRY” of terminating human innocent life!  If not then I say you are willing to march straight into hell and be done with it!  I cannot and will not support anything that won’t take human life into account before all other life on this planet!  God did not create all of this to make cows and goats the equals of Human Beings!  If you can’t or won’t see that then you have a serious problem as I see it, and you will have to account for it to God when your time comes!  The “reverential sanctity” of human life has been cheapened and denigrated to the level of just being tissue that can be flushed down the toilet like any other waste!

You know what I’m talking about, and how even certain abortion Doctors snipped spinal cords of human babies outside of the mother!  My standard is that at the “moment of conception” a “life and soul” of a human being have begun!  Rationalize all you want but you ultimately “choose” if you will follow Satan into Hell or do God’s Will on earth and be a part of His “Eternal Kingdom in Heaven!”  If you can’t abide by what I’m proclaiming; all of your efforts for animals are nothing more than that tissue you should flush down the toilet!  Get involved with what I’m saying here or waste your time but not mine!

The deceptions in this modern world have been running rampant and it has to stop if you and others want to achieve so much good!  You can’t put the cart before the horse; it must be the other way around!  The human “Massacre of Innocence” must end; and all people must work toward that goal above all others!

I realize that the first and foremost thing for any good Christian is to put all faith in God and do His will; but when all people are doing different missions as a friend told me everyone has one; I say many will state mine is to do this or that and some will say just to be gay or think that it is fine to accept all manner of heathen beliefs because all should just do what they feel happy doing.  Modern secularism is what she was pointing to as a mantra!  The now old phrase of “do your own thing” seems to apply.  I see it all too plain in many of the Veganism and so Called Animal Rights Advocates.  Those groups have already been poisoned by Anti-Christ’s who use those groups as cover to further Satan’s agenda to lead as many into hell as possible before Christ returns, which isn’t going to be very long.  Hindus believe in reincarnation and false pagan gods and I’ve seen so many Animal Rights persons say they are atheists, or believe in astrology; these are truly lost souls and the blind leading the blind!  I hope you wake up to these things for your own good!  I suggest you think hard and pray on what I say because you don’t want to be caught asleep in your faith in God the Creator or being deceived when He does return.  I see so much trickery going on it is truly sickening!

We have to pay attention to what all the Holy Scriptures are telling us before all other considerations if we are believers!  “Man-Made Missions” have nothing to do with being OBEDIENT to God!  Satan was the beginning of all disobedience and transgression!  Many are being fooled with nonsense and pop culture of man-made fads!  Saying something is a mission is worthless unless you put God and his entire teachings first above all things on earth!

I know from personal experience it was very easy to fall into the snare of thinking I knew what was best, but all it was in the end was my own propaganda feeding my own folly and sinfulness!  “Beware in the end times it would be so,” as the Holy Scriptures say that “men would be worshipers of self and all manner of perversions!”  I see many of them doing just that in the Vegan movement and even within the flocks of people saying they serve love and nature helping all living things which is a big fat lie and you know it! Feminists and far left people are major sinners and are heading into hell following their Lord Satan!  We are well only because God blesses us each day!  I hope God will do the same for all of you!  I owe everything to my Lord Savior and Redeemer; Jesus Christ. Amen.

Lawrence Morra

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:12-13)

The Gift of Devotional Love

In response to a fellow animal advocates commentary about one of my short stories.

Dear Friend and Great Animal Advocate of God’s, thank you for this acknowledgement and sharing of your beautiful experience with me and others!  I’m also thankful you came along to say this when you did because I was actually contemplating something stirring in my soul that I needed to address with God and the “Call of the Wild Things,” the Animals; but more profound the Wild in us as Human Beings!  How, if we are truly connected to our Maker we will always feel a stirring in our hearts that penetrates deep into the soul bringing us closer to the Wildness in All of Nature and indeed All of Creation!

When things are the quietest that is when we can hear the most, in that stillness we can hear the chorus of angels that speak to us through our deepest mind and being which is only from a pure heart!  I believe that connection you have with your Great Dog is like that, a connection that is pure and even more real than the physicality of our earthly life here; it is truly a GIFT from GOD!  That bond we feel in that relationship between two souls is also what we can have with our Maker!  Again, I thank you and your dog my friend for being who and where you are in all creation; you connected at this precise moment of contemplation!

Also I know how you feel about doing whatever it takes to save that life the way you have your Dog’s, because that bond of devotion and appreciation of actually being alive is what it’s all about!  Both actually existing, being alive but more importantly able to be totally cognizant of that fact, with visceral appreciation!

God Bless!

Lawrence Morra

“A God Sent Ray of Hope and Light on Thanksgiving for a Dog and a Man”

I rescued my dog from being put down at a shelter when I came along by God Sent about a dozen hours before it was scheduled and a couple of days before Thanksgiving!  If I hadn’t been working near the shelter and heard howls that reminded me of the wolf howl or “Call of the Wild” which I used to do with mush team dogs I had rescued years prior; like Jack London’s great story which I’ve always loved, I would not have been curious before the shelter closed that afternoon to go look and found out in fact that two Champion blood line Siberian Huskies had gotten out of a house in an affluent town next door and where there at the shelter only a few hours because their owners were frantically looking for them which was the call out for my current dog to give her attention to me in order for me to be aware she was in dire need!  I got there and knew the director from years prior when she was a dog officer for the town and I said; that dog what are you doing with her, no name on her cage?  And she said the Police Department decided she has to be destroyed!  I said “NO WAY,” only because this lady knew how determined and sure I can be she went out on a limb for me as she later told me and did what is unheard of there and called the Chief after hours and then others in the loop to save her; and the next morning I was waiting before the place opened in the parking lot!  I gave the lady Anne time to get things going and not even public visiting hours yet at that point, then I went in to ask about Penny which was the name they gave her months before and she said, ” Larry don’t say anything and go see your dog!”  Makes me cry remembering how I felt that day, just as Anne said that I started crying!  I love this dog so much I would take a bullet for her or do anything to protect her!  It’s been figured she is a dog with Jackal in her, being Basenji and Ridge Back!  She was very hard to control or get to be calm and nice in the house for the first few years’ lots of work and mopping up after her, very destructive and defiant almost, tearing down mini blinds to see who was outside nearby, wanting so much attention and freedom to do as she pleases!  I let her sleep on my bed every night now!  She loves me so much and same back to her!  Also turned out that the Police Department had given her a shot and allowed her to be adopted after some months of working with her in the shelter environment but she was brought back immediately by the family as completely unruly, the final nail in her coffin, that is until I came along in the nick of time!  Thanks be to God!

Hope I made you feel something nice inside telling you all this!

Lawrence Morra