Without a Titus

“…our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;” I have this verse underlined in my Bible because at one time the words, “our flesh had no rest, troubled on…

Light House Ray of Hope

This is an excellent explanation about being an encourager and what Titus was accomplishing for God’s will. It does come down to being a good example for others so that what good exudes from our heart of hearts through Jesus Christ will rub off on others. If more people would be brave and selfless like you mentioned and do this then many things would improve dramatically! But in this fast paced materialistic narcissistic hurry and get what I can for me kind of world; sadly this message is being suppressed and even lost to the mob mentality and sheer indifference or apathy!

You certainly are an encourager coming out with this excellent statement and projection of your own heart into the world of near chaos to say I’m doing different than the “fray” and will be a “ray of hope;” a beacon that sends out the right message like a lighthouse guiding the weary on the tossed sea in their ships; helping them to make it to their destination and back home!

God bless you and yours.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

“…our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears. Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;”

I have this verse underlined in my Bible because at one time the words, “our flesh had no rest, troubled on every side, fightings and fears” aptly described what was going on in my heart. And it was a help to me to read that “NEVERTHELESS GOD…comforted us”. If God comforted Paul, then I could trust that He would do the same for me.

But a few weeks a go, I took notice of the rest of the verse. “Comforted us by the coming of Titus.” And I thought, I don’t really know who Titus was. But here Paul said His flesh had no rest. He was deeply discouraged and in a low place. Around him…

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CDC Data Show 4,000+ Reported Deaths Following COVID Vaccines as Kids 12 and Older Now Eligible

Make no mistake about it; Big Brother is here! The Orwellian Master Plan of Global Control is being implemented at a fever pitch! We faithful and human beings with genuine Faith in God Almighty; and integrity that goes to great lengths not to do harm or keeps us responsible and accountable in all of our actions are being corralled, poked and prodded like herd animals to sooner rather than later take our lives over completely! We would be forced to pledge allegiance to the State and Beast System to only be allowed to live and have any kind of life at all by its dictates; but under such tyranny that would not be life, it would instead be a slow and horribly painful “living death” physically and mentally!

We’ve been witnessing how God given rights are being stripped away or how we are subjected to constant media manipulation or censoring to actually get us to think and behave as we are ordered to! Many like me will never accept this satanic construct and will die resisting because that is far better than submitting to the Devil!

The lies in this Scam have been stacking up to the clouds and now great people are bringing forward the ever-loving truth with compiled factual information to start setting the records straight! This article is a great effort for truth and justice and I thank God!

Right now the best any of us can do is remain vigilant and faithful to Jesus Christ while praying incessantly for deliverance and God’s protection; as He will send graces to ease suffering or even deter it in some situations! But the main thing is to always Trust Him and accept what His will is for you; He won’t allow the enemy to take us with him, we will only be in heaven with our eternal Father and Jesus! Amen.

God bless you for this great effort and all of you who care so much to expose the Lies with all of this truth!

Lawrence Morra III

The Invaders; the Seen and Unseen

St. John’s Orphan Asylum for Boys: Pennsylvania

What a beautiful commemorative biographical story of real good that was done to help many real good kids who went on to be good men! I always remembered the true story of Jim Thorpe All-American which stood out to me in a profound way not only because Hollywood in its heydays memorialized him in a film but because I thought how Jim was a real deal genuine American; a really great athlete and good heart of a man that stood for something bigger than life!
God bless him and all Native American’s!

But  though this story may have a very sharp and sad tone to it; the common decency and love that was found by many young men over time in this home for orphans shows the unceasing spirit of love and goodness that really exists in many locales across this great Nation under God!  We all have heard that with God all things are made possible and these lives are a testimony to that faith in the higher power and eternal love of God Almighty!  I get a tear in my eyes thinking about the dedication of so many good people that made and make this possible!

These people are all larger than life to me!

God bless.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Lara Trace Hentz

How many boys can YOU identify?

St. Vincents Tacony, St. John’s Orphan Asylum for Boys, West Philadelphia, St. Joseph’s House for Homeless and Industrious Boys, North Philadelphia, AKA The Hut, St Francis Vocational School Eddington, (St. Francis-St. Joseph Home)  alums plan anniversary party.  We also invite any women survivors from homes or orphanges for girls, like from St. Joseph’s Gonzaga Home – Gemantown, St. Margaret’s, and the Catholic Home for Destitute Girls 29th and Allegheny Ave.  Alumni of St. Francis-St. Joseph Homes for Children will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of what were then separate institutions on Sept. 8, 2013, main campus, Route 13 and Street Road, Bensalem.

St. Francis was founded in 1888 by Elizabeth, (St.) Katharine and Louise Drexel as St. Francis Industrial School, a vocational training facility for adolescent boys who aged…

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Prisoners of Hope

Excellent perspective of the Truth about Hope! This does put it in the proverbial nutshell and promises to those who won’t lose Hope in spite of the wrongs or attacks against us in this fallen state that God has a purpose in all things and this injury will heal but more importantly God’s will manifests two fold! Because though our goal and ultimate reward and victory is in heaven and that is where we direct our attention in all things during our journey here in the fallen state of being, our trial; but God does reward those who are steadfast and faithful here as well!

This article brought me immediately to Job who was faithful in his own suffering. When he did finally question God as to the why God did put Job in his place I think so perfectly of course like any great and good father would do with his earthly son or daughter to teach and strengthen the character of that child to make a better and eventually greater soul in the process.

When Job questioned God about his suffering after being so faithful to Him but yet lost seven sons and three daughters along with his wife and all his livestock, as well as suffering a physical affliction of oozing sores all over is body, did God pamper and give in to Job’s discontent and pleas for pity? No; He did not and here are some of the 41 questions God instead put to Job!

The LORD Challenges Job 38

1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

2“Who is this who obscures My counsel

by words without knowledge?a

3Now brace yourself b like a man;

I will question you, and you shall inform Me.c

4Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Tell Me, if you have understanding.

5Who fixed its measurements? Surely you know!

Or who stretched a measuring line across it?

6On what were its foundations set,

or who laid its cornerstone,d

7while the morning stars sang together

and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8Who enclosed the sea behind doors

when it burst forth from the womb,

9when I made the clouds its garment

and thick darkness its blanket,

10when I fixed its boundaries

and set in place its bars and doors,

11and I declared: ‘You may come this far, but no farther;

here your proud waves must stop’?

12In your days, have you commanded the morning

or assigned the dawn its place,

13that it might spread to the ends of the earth

and shake the wicked out of it?

14The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;

its hills stand out like the folds of a garment.

15Light is withheld from the wicked,

and their upraised arm is broken.

16Have you journeyed to the vents of the sea

or walked in the trenches of the deep?

17Have the gates of death been revealed to you?

Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

18Have you surveyed the extent of the earth?

Tell Me, if you know all this.”

As I was saying at the start God has “His” plan and “His” chosen as well as faithful fit into it perfectly; so that what any of us may be going through right now or in our future trials and tribulations we must be willing to take it and offer it up to His glory and plan; only His purposes matter not ours and certainly not the Devil’s! Look at it this way, there is a “formula to perfection” and “only God knows what it is” so no matter how much He were to explain it all, if we had enough time here or could even comprehend it all so that it would make sense or truly understand it all well enough would be Impossible!

My dad once told me when I was a young teen, “that sometimes life isn’t fair and you may get to a point where you question God, but you don’t get the answer you want to hear or any answer; so don’t run off half-cocked because you don’t get what you want; just remember there is always a reason for everything, and you may not find out immediately or even in your lifetime, but, rest assured there is a good reason and eventually you will know the reason why; even if it’s after your life here ends!”

Who better is there to judge everything most wisely and fairly than God? Nobody exists outside of Him that can do that so we best not question his motives, intentions or judgments; just show Him that you trust Him now and forever, taking whatever comes; the good and the bad gladly; knowing God loves you more than you can fathom in this imperfect state you’re in! But, when we join Him in heaven we are going to know precisely why while being in pure bliss and joy eternally; what a fantastic thing to be striving towards! Never quit or lose courage; hang in and hang tough; just know that He has it all covered of course!

Job did not get a definite answer from God when he questioned Him about the reason for his suffering. But God restored, by double, everything Job had lost. Job’s faith in God was always steadfast to the end of his life; he was the human that God had planned to display great integrity, forthrightness and ceaseless faithful devotion to God; as our better to emulate.

He was true and loyal with great integrity to what he said early in the book: “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him;” (Job 13:15a)
Amen.
God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

NarrowPathMinistries

To be incarcerated physically I’m told is difficult to deal with. Locked up for hours per day, cut off from loved ones and surround by darkness and evil. Do you know that many of us are in prison in our minds. What about you? Are you in an emotional prison right now? You may not have thought about it that way, but if you are holding unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone who has wronged you — whether it was five, ten or thirty years ago — that is an emotional prison.

God’sWordpromises that if you’ll step out of that prison and become a prisoner of hope, He will restore back to you double for yourtrouble! That means if someone wrongs you, instead of getting negative and bitter, your attitude should be, “they just did me a favour. They just qualified me for double!” That’s the attitude…

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The Importance of Good Example: SS Philip and James (Apostles)

Originally posted on Catholicism Pure & Simple:
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16) St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who…

This is all so true and as I see it humility is mandatory for any human being to be worthy of God’s grace; after all He lowed himself from the position and authority of God the Creator of all things seen or unseen; down to here in this fallen world of corruption with its overwhelming sin to save us, through His only Son our Lord Savior and Redeemer Jesus The Christ! In so doing He became one of us to suffer for all of our dirty filthy sins and evils that many people partake of, taking our punishment! If he was willing to do that showing the world such vast infinite love that He offers to us; I think we should be willing to crawl on our faces if required to prove our genuine heartfelt humility!

Accept and receive His most precious gift of Himself the Redemption and New Everlasting Covenant; that He gave Himself his way as the mandatory sacrifice in order to allow us through the Gate to Heaven and be in God’s holy presence!

This reminded me of a book a fellow worker who had studied to be a priest that he gave to me a short time before I had a catastrophic injury and subsequent long road to recovery; from which I will share a few excerpts here with you. It helped me and I’m sure it will help you too!

The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book by Thomas à Kempis, first composed in Latin ca. 1418–1427. It is a handbook for spiritual life arising from the Devotio Moderna movement, of which Kempis was a member.

The Imitation of Christ (De Imitatione Christi), first published in 1418 by the German-Dutch monk and scribe, Thomas Hemerken of Kempen, better known as Thomas à Kempis (1380 – 25 July 1471).

“If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.” ― Thomas à Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

“But he who would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ must study to make his whole life conformable to that of Christ. What doth it avail thee to discourse profoundly of the Trinity if thou be void of humility, and consequently, displeasing to the Trinity? In truth sublime words not make a man holy and just: but a virtuous life maketh him dear to God.”

“Vanity of vanities and all is vanity.” Eccles 1. 2. “Except to love God and serve Him alone. This is the highest wisdom, by despising the world to tend to heavenly kingdoms.”

Often remember that proverb: “the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor is the ear filled with hearing.” Eccles 1. 8.

“Study, therefore, to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things and to turn thyself to things invisible.” My Imitation of Christ.

God bless you.
Brother in Christ Jesus,
Lawrence Morra III

Post Script

“What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”

I think this other most recent blog does correlate well here, so I provide the link for you convenience!  Thank you.

https://lawrencemorra.com/2021/05/02/fight-the-good-fight/

Catholicism Pure & Simple

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)

St Paul said in Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5: 1-2)

What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one…

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These toxins are killing me!

“face all adversity and never quit”

Reblogged: by  Lawrence Morra III

 

Zero Lift-Off      Only The Beginning

May 2, 2021

“Face Adversity, be David against Goliath!”

This is Fantastic and so Beautifully done; full of clear cut “Truth and Inspiration!”  I have the exact same difficulty and disposition; your Scriptural references are Perfect!  Isn’t this it I thought; we have an inner battle going on in our lives constantly between two alter egos in a sense; one a David so good and faithful wanting to face any adversity and the other the slothful, arrogant and selfish scoffer, both vying for dominance, only one deserves it by “virtue and faith” while the other “deserves everything he’s got coming to him for being so toxic!!”

You reminded me of my old High School Principle who was a strong Greek family man, football coach and lawyer to boot; lots of goodness and wisdom pouring from this man I still remember fondly that Sir with Love; having tears in my eyes!   I had dropped out of the football team due to my falling very ill with severe mono and pneumonia.  After a long recuperation period staying home I went to his law office one afternoon to talk to him away from the school, about the situation of having missed too much school telling him how I thought I had blown it or failed him, and the team too!  He looked me straight in the eyes and said, “Lawrence, life’s biggest challenge is learning to face up to adversity!”

Thank you for putting all these connections that matter together because you brought forward what that good virtuous man like a “David” himself said to me long ago; and now all these years later it hit me like a ton of bricks and made me cry with a joy in my heart; that God is sayings, “I’m always here just believe!”  He points out now that He was with me that time my Principle spoke those words that ended up meaning so much all these years later, here with this writing of yours; telling us all that He is “always” working with us to make sure we don’t fail, but, we must be willing to “face all adversity and never quit;” He will bring us through victorious and to our rightful home!

Just like in recent years while working in a government highly technical job I had; where due to adversarial politics I was caught in another battle in which derelict management by a nefarious person put me in “Harm’s Way” which I knew at the time was going to either get me fired if I resisted for insubordination or to instead just take on the dangerous challenge; which I did!  I ended in the hospital and had another long battle to fight after my body was contaminated with, of all things; many “toxins!”   I was now in a new long protracted battle, like as I was when a boy in school, trying to get well again and not fall behind; which I had not back then, as I did pass all my courses that year with flying colors and was promoted.  This time I had to fight a corrupt system that is rigged, while very ill and under long term doctor’s care to hopefully get my older body to recover like I did all those years ago.

The lawyer I hired to represent me in the Workers Compensation part of this battle, was nothing like my High School Principle, and I began to realize quickly that he didn’t have my best interest at heart; as he would play ball with the system (government here) and Insurance Company; appeasing them.  I ended up doing something unheard of there, where through a grace of God I happened to have the one Judge presiding over my case out of all the Judges in that court system, that would give me the respect I deserved, and allowed me to fire the lawyer and run my own case; with never having taken a law course.   I prevailed, though a long hard extremely stressful battle on multiple fronts; the legal portion taking over three years, doing all my own work on the case while I was fighting the inner battles; the biggest of which was the trauma and “Toxins,” the chemical and molecular changes as well as the emotional Toxic effect that a few doctors were helping me to overcome!  One in particular was a Saintly woman who was like having a real in life Guardian Angel on my case, because she did what few other human beings would have done or actually did; She backed me up 100% over any cooperation with the system; and through her care and of course medical expertise having been a Harvard Professor of Medicine and practiced it in her chosen specialty as an expert for many years; knew more than most about Medicine, People, Life and this at times “Jaded System!”

I overcame “All the Adversity,” every bit of it; and though beat up physically with some trauma and stress, I could as my mom used to tell me as a boy along with dad, “when you fall down get up and brush yourself off and continue on your path;” but also as mom put it, which I thought was so funny at the time, “to just show the world you can still walk, talk and chew bubble gum; all at the same time!”

Thinking Biblical; try to be a “David against Goliath!”

God bless you.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra III

 

April 26, 2021nmalone71

These toxins are killing me!

When my flesh is raging I must beat it back to a place of silence so that my spirit can be filled with the power of the Lord once again. When we know better we can do better. For many years I couldn’t understand why my walk with God had been such a roller coaster ride. Although the obvious reason was sin the agony of torment that plagued me was, “ Why did I constantly keep falling back into it? When I knew better why wasn’t I doing better?” It’s ironic how God will have you right where you need to be at the appointed time you need to be there to get out of you what is needed for your spiritual growth. In this season I have this passion for health and fitness, I’m a fitness trainer and as I’ve become committed to health I’ve discovered my body in new ways. I’ve discovered foods and the way they effect my body. I’ve developed a focus to know what foods are good for me and what foods must be eliminated. It’s amazing how the body, mind, spirit and soul are all connected and how God has me at a place of knowing, focus and discovery. As I’m learning my physical bodies nutrients I’m discovering my spiritual bodies nutrients. I’ve discovered when I lose focus and become distracted by life putting bad nutrients in my spirit my flesh begins to rage and the very flesh that I had silenced has now become hungry and aggressive to be fed. When I feed my spirit bad nutrients I notice I’m very ineffective. I no longer have wisdom to pour into others, I become selfish, vain and very prideful. Opportunities to impact are lost because I’m filled with doubt, insecurity, and confusion of things that I once was so confident about. The glory in this is I now know what my spirit needs to function at high capacity and to be effective to impact those around me with the power that only God could provide. I realize when I spend too much time away from God on worldly pleasures my spirit suffers which then causes my mind to suffer. When my mind suffers I’ve reached defeat before I begin and can’t be useful to anyone around me. I realize feeding my spirit with proper nutrients is imperative for me to perform at high performance daily. As the spiritual nutrients fell on David when he was only a shepherd boy and not even a man like his counterpart Goliath. But, he spoke with such power and was braver than any of the full grown men who were terrified of Goliath, when he said, “Who is this pagan Philistine anyway, that he is allowed to defy the armies of the living God.” ( 1Samuel 17:26) David then said (17:37) The Lord who rescued me from the claws of the lion and the bear will rescue me from the Philistine. David had been filled with good spiritual nutrients and his faith in God was so strong that although the odds were against him, his spirit reassured him he could do all things through Christ who gave him strength. Dwelling in the spirit is so much sweeter than dwelling in the flesh. The impossible only happens when we stay connected to the vine of life Jesus Christ! So know your spiritual body and feed it daily the spiritual nutrients it needs to perform at the highest capacity!