“My Imitation of Christ”

“Catholic devotional prayer”

I was quite agitated and even angry with some people that called themselves Born Again who viciously attacked this dear Word Press Blogging friend about her article in which she described her practice of doing the Catholic Rosary, and one of them a man even saying she will be damned to hell, to which I say those individuals are “NO” Christians but a synagogue of Satan, and they will be damned for sure as I know through all my life experience and wisdom gained through it, that they are WRONG!  No so called Christian would do such an attack upon another Christian but they remind me of what the Radical Islamist’s do within their own religion and to others; could it be these attackers, that behave as wolves in sheep’s clothing online are not so Christian as they profess to be?

This article is dedicated to that friend for her devotion to Jesus Christ and indeed perfect plan, which He, God the Father brought to humanity through the Blessed Virgin Mary the Mother of God, Jesus Christ our Savior, through “The Immaculate Conception!”  Keep the faith, and do the Rosary dear Friend; the world needs so many more people like you to save our souls through Jesus Christ, by devotional faith, prayer and advocacy supplication in humility, using all of his instruments to increase devotion and obedience in order to strengthen our faith!.  I say this, that whatever praying you offer up to God the Father through Jesus Christ from your deepest heart He will NEVER reject, no not ever, for eternity!  Amen.

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The Imitation of Christ

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

A quotation of what a Good Reads follower had said about this magnificent book!  “This book is going to forever be in either of two places in my home; my coffee table or my bedside. Reading this book this morning was like drinking deep of Christ’s love. Thomas a Kempis wrote this devotion in such a way to fan the flame in our soul with beautiful gentle words.”

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Yesterday a true believer and gentleman who had been just as dismayed by this attack upon the Blogger, wrote to me a very important comment that I’m quoting a piece of here in my response to his letter that was so poignant and an actual God Sent, that I know God is working this all out by His will through His faithful.  Amen.

I found your words to be quite strikingly profound and they immediately registered as important to ponder or meditate on which turned out to be accurate.  As the evening went on I grew much more tired and had to retire, but then sleeping only a few hours I woke with a clear sense of mission and decided I needed to see what you had written earlier again; then things started to happen and my thoughts crystallized and these specific words reminded me of something, here when you said, “the devil is defeated and on a short leash, and the only evil that can befall me is that which God has ordained to help conform me to the image of Christ and accomplish His purposes.  I thank God for His Word in which I read that Christ said things such as these would happen.”

I know now my friend that what you say here is pointing out a huge part or Truth of what is and has been going on with everything that happened over the last several years in my own life and even this tragic display by so called Christians on the attack!  These words of yours reminded me of a small pocket book version of “My Imitation of Christ,” which a man I knew from back when I had that government job I mentioned to you previously gave to me not very long before the nefarious inspired major injury calamity happened, and this man had studied in seminary to become a priest, which he ultimately found wasn’t going to be his own personal destination in serving the Lord.  If he had become an ordained priest I would never have met him, which is a fact.  An interesting footnote here is that on the first text page or Foreword at the bottom of the page it says, “Feast of Our Lady March 25 1954.”  But I hadn’t looked at this book in some years and you brought my attention to it by your words and I want to read a short passage from it that is located at the beginning.  This was clearly a message for me to share with my friend and any of you who will see and hear!  “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.

I skipped a few sentences but the focus of these words for me is that which you mentioned how our time is short here!   Think of that, we don’t live long really at all here.  And tragedy or an accident could befall anyone at any time and this is over in a flash.  When we are younger sure we tend to not think of such things because we feel brash and full of promise but even then it can be over in a heartbeat.  So, it really is so  vitally imperative that any person hopefully learn that these words I just typed here are ideas that focus on a key directive that has been given to us and again by what you said earlier and now these words clearly tell us, “that serving and loving God” is all that matters my friend.

Many dots are being connected all the time; God gives us all of the dots and we are supposed to connect them.  In so doing we demonstrate our faithful heart desire to follow Him, and that we put Him front and center, saying we are here Lord to Love and Serve You.

Here is when I realized I must share a couple of things with you that are very personal.  I know from reviewing my life from childhood to now, that I was always a good heart and wanting to give love to others, but wanting and needing it is also built in.  As I grew up I had my ups and downs with that; feeling at times really appreciated and loved and yet other times feeling alone, especially when my parents had marital difficulty; reacting as many children do in those situations with a sense of guilt and inferiority.  Life itself damages us and how we react to that is key in whether we move forward growing stronger in spite of the hardships or we decline and give into the easy way out of that pain and perhaps drink or do drugs as an attempt to escape pain and fear or guilt and sorrow, but continuing that way to slip deeper into the despair and the eventual ruin that awaits anyone who will be so lost or foolish.  We who are faithful know the only way that great wound or need can be completely filled, that great unstoppable need; is by God Himself.  This deep human need is why so many of us turn to sin or habitual activities to quell that emptiness and inner conflict, to quench the desire to be embraced and loved unceasingly, because that is what this life is all about, LOVE.  God created all of this and us in particular out of endless LOVE.  God  loved us so much that He gave His only begotten not made Son as the sacrificial “Lamb of God” to take away all sin and suffering out of His pure, eternal, absolute LOVE!  But we mere broken humans can’t bring it to absolute fruition while here on earth and so we either develop a good life the best we can while following Jesus counting on Him to bring us to the things that we need and protect us from those that will harm us along the way; to then deliver us unto everlasting PEACE!  Some people strike a pretty good balance while others are off the rails their entire lives, corrupted, broken and sinful even to the end; then there are those most blessed persons who walk with the saints and are doing God’s will as fully and selflessly as is humanly possible and even beyond by miracles!

I was talking with a relative many years ago who said we should listen to our parents and in his case he said especially his father;  to which I replied we do, then he snapped back at me, “no, no that isn’t what I mean, I mean everything!”  He went on to explain how he had not listened and was rebellious thinking he knew better than his father, saying how it’s not just about what you feel like listening to or accepting, and then not the rest,  it’s all.  I told him I get it now, that the one person you know would never screw you over or steer you wrong his father who had fought in War and been all around knowing so much about life and its meaning a very upright and as righteous a man as they ever come, straight as an arrow kind of man; you had better listen and do it so you don’t learn the hard way, and then it’s too late!  That relative had gone through a life of hell suffering I’m sure like none of us would wish on our worst enemies.  He was in poor health from it all and actually was going to pass away even though we all had no idea at that point it would be so soon, we assumed because he had pulled through so much for so many years, even riding the rails; it was a foregone conclusion he was a bull, and would not be stopped!  He was, and it came sudden; being truly a bull, but being stopped when God said no more, without much time to do much of any value other than to ask God to save His soul which is the most important thing we can ask of God for another and then go through family grief and mourning.   The flip side is he laid down his life for his friends, which Jesus told us is the best thing we can ever do to show true love for each other; sacrifice all for the blessings of others.  His devoted loving mother was the only one that was with him when he died and she had ceaselessly supported him and watched after him in so many ways as he deteriorated as a human, good faithful man and son; a Martyr for God, his life being an instrument of God!  Perhaps I will write a very long story telling all about him sometime if it is God’s will because it would be a tear jerking heart moving and faith inspiring journey to read about.  Just a few days before God took him and he passed, I had a brief conversation with him in which he said to me, “we are here to love and serve God.”

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13

For now I’m sharing with you that which never was done until now, with anyone outside of the family tree which is a big family in a sense being both a large immediate kindred, while also a brother of humanity; the eulogy I wrote in a few minutes the morning I was getting ready to head out to his funeral and Catholic Mass beforehand!  After I read it the priest got back to the podium and said; “these words Lawrence read to us were inspired by God.”  He a most wonderful human being before he passed on told me, “with God all things are possible.” Amen.

IN MEMORY OF YOU Our “Brother in Christ”

Life can sometimes seem confusing, and we all lose our way or fall short in some way, shape or form throughout the course of our lifetime.  All of us make mistakes, but have a chance to regain our balance and learn from the experience a valuable lesson of life and then move on. While other unfortunate individuals never get a second chance to get back on the path of their life, continuing to slip into a life of despair.  This ultimately leads to an ever increasing hardship and burden that those individuals must carry for the rest of their lives on earth.  But I believe that there is the Great intelligence and Wisdom beyond this temporary life as mere mortals, that has a plan and knows the reasons why these things must go the way they do.  Perhaps like the tempering of steel, some people must stay in the heat of the flame suffering longer than others, while that person’s inner character and makeup is altered and shaped into a newer and stronger form of what the original once was.  And if a person’s soul suffers the sustained pain of a hard life while others seem to have more advantage and opportunity to be content and happy while here on earth, then consider that those who suffer the most may be earning wings to be a special guardian or pilot for the rest of us.  And in this vein, I do believe our dearly departed brother in Christ earned his wings.

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence

The Imitation of Christ

The Imitation of Christ by Thomas Kempis has for five centuries been the most popular spiritual book second only to the Sacred Scriptures of the Bible. The edition that I quote from here is by the “Confraternity of the Precious Blood.”  The book illustrates clearly the basic fundamental principles of the Christian Spiritual Life which brings our attention to the additional point from the whole Truth of how the Precious Blood of Jesus that was  spilled when he was being chastised in the dungeon for our sins so that we all may live; was wiped up by the loving motherly hands from the ground where it was spilled by the mother of Jesus, Mary, thus completing full circle her Blessed connection to the Son she bore immaculately to humanity by God’s absolute power and plan, as she is a special part of His plan “The Immaculate Conception,”  without which the “New and Everlasting Covenant” or “Salvation” could not have been brought into humanity and “her being hallowed” above all the saints in order to carry God into this human life; that made her the “Mother of the Church,” Jesus’s Church by Him becoming a perfect man through her most blessed womb, the only mother who carried in her womb God Almighty, as the man Jesus Christ the Savior and Redeemer, to save our souls from eternal damnation or separation from God and all that is good; how she is in that loop, connected with Him the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in this most special way forever and ever, Amen.

I quote from the book here; “follow Christ Who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. As we study its contents we are convinced that without that Way there is no going, without that Truth there is no knowing, without that Life there is no real living.”

 

Brother in Christ Jesus,

Lawrence Morra

 

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“The Chipping Away of America’s Foundation of Godly Virtues” 

“When Right moves left then right is wrong.”

Think if you will about what really made America the Greatest Country on earth from its Foundational Heritage to the not too distant past; after which its seems to have taken a turn for the worst and may be going off the rails!

I noticed a discussion on a Conservative News site was speaking to the radical left and their promotion of such things as the new law which bans discussions in public schools among children regarding any sex education classes that “employ gender stereotypes,” in other words traditional heterosexual couples, which by default are to be discounted to the refuse heap and only discussions that promote all of the LGBTQ agenda of intimate relationships should be employed!  In other words it’s OK to poison the minds of vulnerable highly impressionable children now with radical left propaganda while suppressing outright wholesome traditional family Christian values and principles!  I see here where a moment of prayer was tossed out of public schools decades ago leading to now this madness where God is defiled and wacky perverted or even totally demented things are encouraged!

Then a reader happened to comment how “We used to say “what are you smoking?” as a joke.  I say, where is your brain; if not totally up your ass perhaps it’s left the building?  Here the writer of the Conservative Article wrote, “Now there’s more pot in a news room than a campus dorm room pyramid.  I think they write for the Papers to roll a bigger joint.”  Many of the News Agencies are helping to promote this far left narrative and treating traditional mind-sets or truly Christian thinking as an anomaly or even as freak behavior!

First I had to say, I thought smoking isn’t allowed in confined spaces, public buildings or places of employment anymore as being a proven health hazard; so what the hell is wrong with these news rooms allowing pot smoking and then promoting these far left ideas and agendas and, so these clowns are breaking laws and it’s also PC!  Are we accepting that once distinguished journalism has sunken to being a madhouse of stoked party animals who just freak out all day and concoct ways to mess with people’s heads or are being paid off to devise propaganda and to hell with being truthful and informative or having any integrity!

As I wrote into the site seeking answers I was told the Rules or even laws are being stretched and groups within some of these far left News Organizations as for example even the Denver Post; which I guess being “The Mile High City” it really went to all of their heads and they figure now how they are high already, so why not see how much higher they can go!  Sort of like the Limbo Dance in reverse!  Just see it as all good; to “go for it!”  You know the old adage, “do your thing!”

Here was another choice remark to my query about all of this stupidity.  The new law bans discussions that “employ gender stereotypes,”  in those public school sex-ed classes followed by;  “When Right moves left then right is wrong.”  To which I had to promptly reply!  What’s right is right; and what’s wrong is wrong, so no splitting hairs required.  A health hazard to innocent bystanders is a health hazard no matter what the F_N bureaucrats do or don’t do and seems like something other than hairs might be splitting  with these stupid far leftist liberal poisoned minds demonstrating clearly to anyone with half a clue, how important it is to pay attention to “Good God Fearing Citizens” and not rob them blind, while elected officials are not even doing the job they were hired to do; for “We the People,” when they are “allowing this kind of fools parade to run rampant” throughout our society!  I think the time has come to break somebody’s balls for sure!

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I have to disagree in the least semantically with any of these “leftists who told me when the right moves left it’s OK,” and I must say, what is right will never be wrong, but only in the minds of leftist pigs who are hell-bent; say like a Nazi or a Commie, they will tell the opposition they are wrong until hell freezes over, even though it is themselves who are in the wrong!  Like Josef Goebbels did during WWII being the chief German propaganda minister; our now Dem party truly is modeled after that “Old Nazi Gestapo” rule book of tactics he used to reshape public opinion and behavior or what would be acceptable and what wouldn’t under the Third Reich!  After the Seizure of Power in 1933, that “Propaganda Ministry” quickly gained and exerted controlling supervision over the news media, arts, and information in Germany.  I believe its very much in the same fashion of the Dem party now, using their weaponized accusations and outright lying or scandal along with many key RINO’s and nefarious behind the scenes devils like “Soros” backed by the “Main Stream Media” along with “Social Media Platforms,” seeking to control the narrative of the public consciousness; all of whom have been setting America up for the same kind of takeover of the masses and total control of such, just like in the past scenario.  We see it all over the place with elections being rigged or manipulated or like the Virginia Dem governor Ralph Northam now testing out the waters to separate citizens from their firearms; legal law abiding owners mind you which Soros has been behind with his big bucks pushing this agenda too.  This is part and parcel of “New World Order Totalitarian Rule” as the final objective.  If they can pull it off in Virginia they figure the rest of the country will be pretty easy to do the same, in a sense a domino effect.

Folks this is no joking matter our society and entire Republic is being dismantled from the inside out to bring all of us to our knees and the Dem party is predominate in the dirty deed with quite a few RINO (Republican in name only) Republicans that had gone along to get along, and while they get their own fair share of the spoils of America and rip us all off in the process!   This is a “SIN and an ATROCITY” in the making to the highest level; and God is going to fix it if “We the People” don’t!

“God Bless America!”

Keep praying and be vigilant; but also be prepared for any contingency as to what you can and will do if things don’t go so well.  I pray that major blessings are on the way for our nation and all faithful Americans; while those that aren’t; wake the hell up fast!

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Lawrence Morra

“The Letter for the Unborn”

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

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Sometimes my comments on other writers blogs can get a bit lengthy as I’m sure most of you already know!  I was commenting this week on one such blog I follow simultaneously while I was writing about the Unborn which seemed fitting since President Trump had announced he was going to appear and speak at the major rally in Washington!  According to the Washington Post; “Trump is slated to become the first sitting American president to speak at the ‘March for Life’ – an annual rally in Washington that draws hundreds of thousands of anti-abortion activists. This despite the frequent criticism leveled at the president complaining that he doesn’t respect religion, despite having appointed two conservative justices to SCOTUS and hundreds more to the federal bench.”

But, then I decided I was going in the same direction in both the commentary for the other blog and with my wanting to post something special for this major annual event and then the light bulb went off that both of these writings of mine to commemorate the wonderful event would be better served if I applied all of my heart felt thoughts, feelings and prayers to both sites after a dream I had last night in which my mother was talking to me and who always supported the Pro-Life advocacy and shortly after waking and talking to a sister on the telephone about this matter who is truly a wonderful Pro-Life Advocate; she clearly inspired me even more to do the blog combo this way so I wrote my blog and felt that my previous commentary on the other blog which is quite a professionally done one and has an enormous following would be better served with this combined blog format today.  Like I said my comments become voluminous and can be a distraction I’m sure of that, but I feel very confident with this situation that this other Pro-Life Advocate will very much appreciate my blog as the dovetailed response to one of her followers; to conclude my other previous lengthy commentary on that blog!

I hope you find something in this inspiring or even helpful and if you could at least pass it along to anyone you know who might appreciate it and that you feel it will do some good for; I will be deeply grateful to you!  Thank you very much!

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Bringing up Paul having committed murder or participating in such which is a controversial matter in itself with some faithful as well as theologians; in which some extensive research of the historical records and other evidence contained in Scriptures center on whether this could have occurred after the “Road to Damascus” or before because of the well-known fact that Paul was converted to a full blown Apostle of God through Jesus Christ as prophesied anyway; but regardless had no relevance with the matter of the Pro-Life Blog written by Caralyn, as to any point I had made on the Blog.  It’s quite plain to see that you arrived with an “agenda” which failed miserably with me and I’m sure  with most anyone else who follows Caralyn’s Blog especially in reference to the Right to Life, Pro-Life, Anti-Abortion position, she clearly advocates as do I 100%; as I say I’m quite confident this effort of yours failed; with her as well.

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You with your thinly veiled rhetoric espousing mercy and compassion could be seen for what it is and you didn’t pull the wool over my eyes in the least bit.  Again, I say my outlook of “no exceptions’ is meant to indicate that this “Sin of Abortion” is so serious that anyone willfully guilty of committing it places their immortal soul in the gravest of danger of eternal damnation; so that is why it is best or essential from the get goes to consider it as a “no exceptions” situation, say in contrast to times of war where out of absolute necessity people defending themselves and their country by killing the enemy is a horrible requirement in order to not be killed while at the same time “defending maximum numbers of innocent civilians” from aggression and murderous hell-bent enemies!  The two fundamental issues do not equate or have anything to do with one another and “Massacre of the Innocence” is mentioned in Scriptures as an “Abomination to God!”  My recommendation from all of what I said previous to your comment when the matter diverged, was that people need to take complete responsibility for their actions and control themselves not allowing themselves to sin or in particular fornicate with others which opens the door to the major difficulty to begin with, which then sometimes leads to those who are weak or blinded to truth or not living up to their own personal responsibilities to commit even greater sin, Abortion being the worst possible end result!  And, you promote the concept in your rhetoric that people have unlimited chances to sin and do as they please which is so far from the truth it isn’t even funny.  “Actions have Consequences” and some consequences are the “final curtain for a soul being JUDGED by GOD” to not be worthy of entering into “God’s Glorious Kingdom and gain Eternal Salvation.”  This is why anyone who appreciates their own life that God has given them and the lives of others, especially the lives of completely innocent unborn or day of delivery humans, should be shaking in their boots if they are in that dilemma of making a final decision that leads to death of the unborn and very likely losing their immortal soul in the process.

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I have a relative in the family tree that was faced with the actual dilemma of being pregnant and told by the priest of her parish that she can’t abort the child even though she was told by all the medical professionals that everything indicated the pregnancy was going to kill her; “if she didn’t get an abortion!”  She suffered and went through such torment but “had not even considered aborting her child no matter what” and “always felt this strongly about the unborn;” so she went to full term and the baby was “still born” becoming a “Saint” as the Priest put it; and she went on to live because there is much more to the story, but it was all God’s will and plan “to test her” as He is the Creator and Judge and had plans for her, just as He does for all of us; but not all listen or have the genuine Faith to carry through to the end whatever it is God requires of each of us!

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One thing to remember is “NOBODY FOOLS GOD!”  He is searching all hearts out continually to determine if they belong to Him or to the master of lies and deception the Devil!  That is something all of us should be thinking about every day and you are included in everyone, but there are no unlimited chances or opportunities to play around with God and His will for any of us, and “failing Him is the end consequence” that will have “zero chance of reprieve and 100% certainty of eternal damnation!”

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

This was actually the final epitaph for Emily Rose after her real life living hell journey here on earth, but in spite of her suffering she chose to serve God’s will and ultimate plan without hesitation over her own dreams or desires passing her test to serve God and simultaneously do His will, which was ultimately all about saving souls from damnation!

This Scripture is one that every human being that has a smidgen of belief in Jesus Christ should be taking to heart each and every day as they conduct themselves in this world, God’s world, where we are all being tested every moment and that is truth and fact.  To ignore what I say here I certainly believe with others in my deepest heart is a grave error, with the most severe of consequences attached to it!

Amen.

Lawrence Morra

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Praise the Lord Jesus Christ

 

 

Pope Francis stated “NEVER Try to Convert Unbelievers”

“Words from a Pope or False Prophet”

What follows is my response to a blog today regarding another apparent misdirection of the faithful by the active Pope Francis.  I had to get into a more comprehensive explanation and chronicling of my own experiences that have led me to have my current perspective and belief that comprehensive efforts on many fronts including the Vatican are actively working to discredit the faith and renounce God’s word that Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Path and the Life.” 

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It appears from Holy Scripture what Francis is saying flies in the face of what the Lord Himself has commanded us to do.

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” He made the One who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”

Matthew 28:19-20 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

I have a few things to add here!  First I apologize for this extremely long comment but so many people around the globe need to get real.  We are living in a most unprecedented time like no other in history when the digital age and information overload is non-stop, which is good and bad! The good side is that spreading the word of God and the Good news of the Salvation though Jesus Christ has never been so facilitated!  But, the double-edged sword is at work in this, because Satan is using many of the advantages of high speed digital communication to confuse, misinform and outright deceive in earnest as the father of lies having these modern tools at his disposal!  We now see a Pope that is false and I dear say he appears to be supporting the beast which I’ve become aware of over the last several years like many of you!  My mother based on her long life experience and being a parishioner of the RCC had been saying for the last dozen years that Jesus is in a sense being  crucified again by an out of control secular world and culture of death.  Obviously materialism and vain exploits riddle the earthly societies tremendously while so many turn away from seeking God and prefer pleasure, lust and all manner of instant gratification.  This leads to all manner of perversions and abuse which we read about or see on TV or the net news daily.  Is it any wonder hatreds and violence plague our man-made system.  This is to me a spiritual warfare like no other that has increased exponentially over the last 30 to 40 years and especially since 9/11/2001 which to me was a definite demarcation line or event to clearly show that two opposing ideologies or beliefs that have been colliding for well over several hundreds of years are now being set-up for a major showdown which is of course The Battle between Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and the antichrist.

On Christmas 2018 I was interacting that whole week with connections of mine on a social media platform sharing happiness and prayers for peace and salvation when a rabble-rouse agent or troll kept appearing on this one particular post and he increased his insults at our belief in Jesus and indeed upon Jesus with many carefully orchestrated rants that seemed to both promote atheism and then Nation of Islam which ultimately appeared to be the mindset of this derelict hateful minion!  I am a passionate person and yes I can become a bit angry when wicked people offend or attack those I love!  I tried for the days leading up to Christmas to be intellectual each time this individual kept appearing not letting well enough alone and allowing those of us of faith to have a peaceful joyous Christmas to share and celebrate the birth of our Savior!  I will not just pass it off I thought; so I took it as a “direct attack” by evil, which I never experienced on Christmas by anyone my entire life until then!  I know from this event and so many others that were painful challenges in my personal life over the last several years or more that this is pure evil at work in the world and it seeks out anyone of faith to attack viciously with its sole purpose to dishearten or trouble the faithful while completely confusing the weak and lost; it is pure hatred I witnessed not only of Jesus but of all His faithful.  This Pope speaks in contradictions and I never thought that I would say such a thing having been brought up a Catholic and knowing in my heart I truly love Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!  But, I won’t go into all of my reasons except one is that I reached out to this Pope at the Vatican during one of my more if not most troubled periods in my entire life where I was up against powers and principalities; or very corrupted political slaves of the Devil in my locale and I got “Zero Response” back from the Pope when at least some acknowledgement regarding the matter which I explained in great detail in a letter of several pages; would have been appropriate.  Now I realize I should have sent it to Benedict XVI instead, but I was duped like so many to believe we had a new Pope Francis.  Now in light of the most recent betrayals of the Church and its faithful this Pope has sealed his fate in my view as being derelict in the least or possibly diabolical at worst.

Before I show you what I said to that attacker of our Lord on Christmas Day 2018 I ask that you focus on this Scripture which says it all in my heart and mind as to why I felt it important to share this long explanation.

“Turn to me and be saved,
all the ends of the earth!
For I am God, and there is no other.
By myself I have sworn;
from my mouth has gone out in righteousness
a word that shall not return:
‘To me every knee shall bow,
every tongue shall swear allegiance
.”   Isaiah 45:22-23

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.”
  Philippians 2:9-11

Victoria, for a couple of days leading up to Christmas and right on Christmas this phony and deceptive guy who was commenting on a post about the two Scandinavian young ladies beheaded kept twisting truth like the Devil to make Jesus nothing more than some guy like Muhammad. His denouncing Jesus and Christianity therefore on Christmas set me off onto my mission, as he would not stop it no matter how many important things I tried to explain to him.  He was a clever deceiver.  He did however stop after this piece I wrote to him on the post!

Tony Aツaz Your own words; “live the way you want and not dictate as you are just a human and not a messenger of GOD, like Jesus and Muhammad were.” “Muslim hoax I am wondering how you equate a “hoax” with facts of an Islamic Empire.”                                                                                   Wonder NO MORE, Pay Attention and learn of your blaspheming error!  You have a huge inaccuracy that needs to be corrected!  Saying that Jesus is another prophet like Muhammad is blasphemous.  First Jesus was not a mere prophet but was God Himself and therefore the Redeemer and Savior of Mankind as he said.  Muhammad was only a supposed prophet and there is irrefutable evidence in the historical text of the time he lived that points to his being an outright liar and heretic as well as a criminal and child molester along with his being a polygamist!  The following statements are highly accurate and actually proven.

“In 632, only months before he died, Muhammad apparently met for the first time with a Christian community as such.  An official delegation of Christians, probably led by a bishop, came to Mecca from Najran in Yemen.  After engaging the Christians in discussion, the Prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the revelation followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion.  The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers, and that Christians saying that Christ is the son of God is an imitation of Jews, who earlier had said that Ezra is the son of God.  According to the Quran Jesus was only a servant; Jesus the son of Mary was no more than an apostle of God.  Quranic verses dealing with Jesus’ death have been interpreted differently by commentators, but generally they have been taken to mean that Jesus did not die by crucifixion.  For Christians the Quran has thus served as a denial of Jesus’ incarnation and death on the cross and of the reality of the Trinity.” (Oxford University Press)

These two points alone put Islam and the Muslims completely at odds with Jesus Christ and all Christians and are the enemies of such!  Muhammad himself began this conflict and was the spoiler and Heretic directly attacking God’s plan as foretold by all the previous prophets going all the way back to Abraham. Things have been in conflict because of Muhammad ever since and are getting worse, this will not resolve until Islam is Chastised or obliterated as a fake religion started by a false prophet and therefore heretic!  In Summary Muslims are in complete denial of what Jesus Christ said and who He was which makes them Anti-Christ and supportive of the Devil and all that is unholy.  Basically Muhammad started this Blasphemy back in 632 AD and outright declared War on Christendom!  Islam you yourself stated is an EMPIRE which puts it in the category of being a Nation not a Religion!  It is not a religion that is backed up with solid historical evidence and prophecy over time by many prophets other than what Muhammad said; he made it all up, the heretic!  Islam seeks to conquer and must be stopped!  And it will be! God’s avenging angels are going to obliterate Islam and any of its followers, they are minions of Satan!

After this experience on Christmas day 2018 the likes of which I had never experienced any such blatant antichrist in your face attack, during a most important religious observance activity for Christians, tells me that we are in the end times, as Satan is working through all means available at a fever pitch to attack Christianity and it’s faithful; because the time is drawing near for God to return!  Of course I could be off by many years but this is my hunch as there are so many signs and I was attacked by evil several years ago to stop me from being a witness and faithful one for Jesus.  A woman of a consecrated Catholic order told me back then that there was a reason I was suffering for Jesus and it would become apparent at some point in the future why I was being prepared!  Now I see in retrospect that God did want me to do something for Him and it could be just to be doing as I am or maybe something more; like a priest told me recently, “wait and see!”

God Bless You.  Amen.

Lawrence Morra

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“He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (John 5:23, 24)

Because we who accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior believe in the blessed trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and that the Father and Son are one; when we glorify Jesus we are glorifying the Father.  Therefore, the eternal glorification of the Father is through the Son Jesus Christ.  If any people will not willingly give praise and glory to God in this life, they will do it against their own will throughout eternity.  It’s made clear through God’s word to all who seek Truth, Hope and Salvation from a sinful world that in many instances is barely even a distorted reflection of God’s Glory, we must do our best to not be deceived making sure to discern God’s will from that of the worldly beast or even ourselves.

Thanks be to God.  Amen.

Note: Upon my actual completion of this Blog in the very early morning hours today a comment showed up in my email from the author of that parallel blog which I’ve included with my reply below in the comment section in-case you’re interested.  Thank you.

 

The Devil Gets His Due from the Devil’s Advocates

“absolute power does corrupt absolutely!”  

What’s-Up with the Turncoats Party of Traitors!

Welcome to Socialist Communist America where if you’re rich or a celebrity and yes especially a Politician, and of course even if you’re an Illegal Invader who will vote Dem for life You too can have rights and justice served, if not you’re shit out of luck and you can head to Venezuela for all the Dem party cares!

Anyone that hasn’t noticed what the Dem party has been up to since Trump was elected has either been in a coma or is one of their inner-circle holding hands with the likes of Nancy Pelosi or Adam Schiff.  Talk about corrupted politicians with no standards of ethics, principles, morals, integrity or even having a conscience; these people beat all comers hands down in that kind of down and dirty backstabbing politics!  They are either completely alcoholic and in denial or perhaps even demonically influenced, most likely both; like in the old movie with Al Pacino, “The Devil’s Advocate,” because if you ever saw that movie you know what I mean when I say “the Devil gets his due” with those who screw around with power, and “absolute power does corrupt absolutely!”

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I’ve seen my share in recent years of these nefarious political types right in my homegrown midst; crony corrupted unconscionable criminals that knocked me down and then kicked me in the teeth as they say!  So, I told them all to prepare to face the music that God is preparing for them or to go to hell because for me to forget about it all now; is a bridge too far!”   You stab me in the heart and I will bring God’s wrath upon all the dirty rotten scoundrels!

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FACES OF EVIL RIGHT  IN THE SEAT OF GOVERNMENT  POWER

How come I can say this you may ask, because these are prophesied times and they ignored that fact and I didn’t!   I had to go through some harrowing and destructive processes because of them and their agenda that was right in my face!   They weren’t going to adjust their fire or reduce any damage so they carried on with their nefarious plans tearing communities and people like me a new one!  So like the old mob these new style political organized crime families just think they can go on pushing all the right buttons to get their way!  God did allow certain sufferings to be heaped upon me, because when you want to be an instrument of God’s to serve His will and not the world’s; then you must walk through the fire and be tempered like steel into a sword of justice and faith!  The changes are coming and if they wanted to wake up and perhaps make amends then they would have HOPE!  But, as I see it lately they are not going to change until hell freezes over and it’s never going to do that, and I’m not backing down now; they can bank on that determination and God given right!

They may have violated my Civil, Constitutional, Human and God given rights but like dear Dad always told us growing up; there are always consequences for doing the wrong thing to another person!”  I figure these punks never learned that one or they got so drunk with power it went to their little soft heads and their brains turned to mush!

Get ready for CONSEQUENCES!

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We see on the horizon already what our fine AG Barr and US Attorney Durham are bringing to the fore; and some big name politicians in Washington and in some homegrown locales are about to get a rude awakening!

Just remember you clowns, you had plenty of opportunity to make amends and I even offered to settle equitably, but no dice huh!

Here is what a connection of mine had to say who has lived in Europe and the US!

“The left is so miserable hate driven by fears of rejection, they derailed themselves into Oblivion. They will be in the history book as unstable, unhinged, liar’s, without a clue of what America is about. It’s not about prejudice , skin color , racism , they have supported , ANTIFA , removal of ICE , cop shootings , sanctuary cities and states , immorality , and the lying media . Accusations about Russia, Ukraine, Iran, and impeachment, and they haven’t been right on anything. The Democratic Party has gone on a campaign to remove law and order. They’ll never tell you the truth, and supported by the repetitive liars of the news.  Stay true to your heritage, love your God, and his only begotten son Jesus Christ.”

And that is all she wrote folks!

Lawrence Morrra

Devils Advocate Pacino Reeves

 

“The Miracle Mourning Dove, the Miracle Continues; Release Update!”

“we should instead be inspired by their symbol of hope, peace and the Holy Spirit.”

Today was the day to free the Miracle Mourning Dove from a captive and protective environment back into the great outdoors or the wild elements.  As it turned out the Dove had made an adjustment to being confined and time was on its side to rest long enough to fully recuperate from the harrowing ordeal of blasting through a glass window pane which surely must have left the poor little fine feathered friend with some aching body parts to say the least; as the impact should have broken the fragile hollow bones of the bird leading to some compound fractures and torn tissue or internal injuries!  But, our friend was a Miraculous Special Bird that happened to make it through that even and to then be found by me on the garage floor not moving and initially taken for dead. With chard’s of broken glass strewn all over the floor and on a car parked in the garage it to me was a forgone conclusion that no small bird could be traveling with enough velocity to blow out the glass window pane with feathers lying about and the bird motionless, it seemed easy enough to surmise it had broken its neck!  But, I was to find out that appearances certainly can be deceiving and making assumptions with such an occurrence isn’t unexpected under the circumstances, but still isn’t the right thing to do; because as it turned out this was a “Miracle Mourning Dove” not just a bird.

I would say that in comparison if one of us were to start running as fast as we can and then with our head aimed directly at a fixed panel or two of sheet rock or dry wall with the intent of blasting though it unscathed that would be similar to the dynamic physical forces applied to such an event and what it would feel like to do what the Dove had done.  Needless to say if not very seriously injured requiring a trip to the ER that would be amazing enough for one of us to accomplish, but even if that were the case or not, either way anyone doing that would be extremely sore for days if not weeks probably hobbling around like a near cripple; if at all possible!  But, this bird was remarkably intact and functional although very sore I’m sure so the rest and TLC it got from December 11 to today January 11 turned out to be “ample and timely” because the outdoor temperature had dropped for the foreseeable future now that we are heading into mid-winter and the milder daytime highs were long gone since the crash though the window. And the Dove living in a comfortable 70 degree home my concern was mounting for too much of a shock  for the  bird with subfreezing and down toward zero temperatures on the way!  That is until this weekend, because a January thaw just kicked in this morning and the daytime high got up into the mid 60’s F. For the last week or so the temp barely got into the low 40’s and at night freezing hovering around 32 degrees and lower some nights.  So an acclimation or transitional temperature variance was available it turns out today and tomorrow to give the Dove a smoother adjustment to the elements and getting back into the swing of things.  I was very pumped up how this all by fate or “divine providence” was working to the advantage of the Dove, so that a poor little bird that shouldn’t even be alive was now going to have the best shot at getting back into its groove or the flow with all the other Doves that frequent this area around my home.

The only thing that bothered me was when I brought the “temporary container home” for the dove outside to release it the wind suddenly picked up and just at the second I was preparing my video camera to record the “Miracle Mourning Dove” leaving the container and taking flight, which I was hoping would be a nice gentle walk out onto the surrounding ground and getting its bearing, then thinking to itself, I’m FREE and in earnest flapping its wings happily rising up out of the immediate area not feeling confined or restricted in this man-made prison that it had  to call home for a month anymore; it would dart on up into the beautiful trees that it had so often sat in waiting for the right time to fly down around my home getting various seeds that I lay out for them all; or other times how for long periods it would just be roosting up there in one of those large trees about 150 feet away with many other mourning doves. Well, my expectation was immediately shaken to the core, when a huge gust of wind perhaps as much as 50 to 60 MPH came blasting through the area taking the plastic container lid off and flinging it like a piece of paper, then the whole container lifted up and flipped over before I could hardly react; and I had only turned the camera on at that very second and getting lined up, focused and steady was virtually impossible, but I also found that the direction that the Dove  flew as it exited the container just as it began to tumble over was straight up into the direction of the bright Sun as it broke through some clouds; so the glare in my eyes blinded me for that moment and I had to hope that at least a few frames of video would give me a view of the Dove’s departure.  As it turns out, I believe I have a frame of the bird a good 100 feet into the air with the powerful gusts of wind ruffling its feathers as it fought its way through the  waves of fast moving air, sort of how we play in the ocean surf, and with all that heavy resistance the bird was being put through the hurtles fast but as my sister later told me; “God gave it a boot in the butt to get back to reality,” which I agreed and added back, into the wild world of survival; out of the lap of luxury or soft life of pampering that I had provided for my beautiful fine feathered little friend.

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I admit I felt sad about that part because I think I love all animals so much and want to pamper or baby them giving them a break, and lots of TLC; but that isn’t natural and they won’t make it out in the real world if they get used to my ways and will become an easy target for only God knows what!  But, to my glee after I got to looking around I saw a couple of Mourning doves sitting in one of those trees and then suddenly another one joined them making that special number 3, which to me was the acknowledgement I needed to say in my mind and heart that everything is going to be fine; and it’s in the hands of God!  He took over where I had to leave off.

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So, Yes I miss my little fine feathered friend and wish I could still be keeping it home-bound and letting it know I care what happens to it while providing all the basic essentials too!  But that isn’t what it was meant to live like and actually gyps or robs it of the instinctual predicate of sailing through the air high in the sky and being with its own kind as tough as it can be at times in the harsh elements, that God made it capable of fitting into that ecosystem and performing some amazing feats of existence; and yes even once in a while becoming a “Miracle Mourning Dove!”

God’s Blessings!

Lawrence  Morra

A split second before the powerful wind came to bring the bird back up into wild sky!

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“Do You Support the Pope or the Devil?”

my heartfelt desperate plea for his help and intercession on behalf of Jesus Christ here on earth;

“Pope Francis denounces violence against women hours after slapping woman’s hand away”

Women are sources of life . Yet they are continually insulted, beaten, raped, forced to prostitute themselves and to suppress the life they bear in the womb,” the Pontiff told worshipers gathered at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Wednesday.

“Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman.”

Pope Francis had been making his way to the Nativity scene in Vatican City on Tuesday, New Year’s Eve. When he began to walk away from the crowd that had gathered to greet him, video shows a woman grabbing his hand and yanking him toward her.

He became visibly upset, slapping the woman’s hand in an attempt to extricate himself. Footage of the altercation also appears to show him shouting at the woman.

Prior to the incident, the woman had made the sign of the cross. She addressed the 83-year-old Pope as she took his hand but it is unclear what she was trying to tell him.

During his New Year address on Wednesday, the Pontiff also spoke about gender equality, telling the congregation that women “should be fully included in decision-making processes.”

“Every step forward for women, is a step forward for humanity as a whole.”

I’ve stated plainly in previous writings that I have grave concerns about our current Pope in the Vatican.

I’ve explained how over the course of a few years my doubts about his integrity and being the Pope especially in light of Pope Benedict XVI having been pushed aside and not having died!  But then too on a very personal level after my writing to him with a matter of extreme importance that was both relating to an evil that has befallen my community in my home State even the local town parish being jaded by this political beastly influence that I had witnessed and been attacked by firsthand suffering greatly for my calling it out for what it is, all of which from my eyes this evil has been both destructive to the environment and the human community like some Mafia Mob assault or World War II Nazis upon the “people and wildlife” both of which this Pope spoke to in no uncertain terms as needing to be protected in  earnest since his being ordained Pope; had ignored a direct plea and letter I had sent to him at the Vatican without even an acknowledgement of my heartfelt desperate plea for his help and intercession on behalf of Jesus Christ here on earth; all to no avail.

Then all of the apparent debacle at the Vatican with his controversial introduction of pagan god idols the Pachamama  into the sanctuary of the Vatican and a ritual performed for mother earth blaspheming God, as a direct violation of the first commandment.   Mind you this idol a pagan symbol of a god which human children were sacrificed to in ancient times!

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October 28, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – “A Brazilian bishop said that Pope Francis’ Oct. 4 ceremony in the Vatican gardens prior to the opening of the Amazon Synod, where people prostrated themselves before a wooden statue of a naked pregnant woman (Pachamama), constituted a “scandalous, demonic sacrilege.”

“Mother Earth should not be worshiped because everything, even the earth, is under the dominion of Jesus Christ. It is not possible that there are spirits with power equal or superior to Our Lord or of the Virgin Mary,” said Bishop Emeritus José Luis Azcona Hermoso of the Brazilian city of Marajó said in an Oct. 20 homily at the cathedral in the state of Pará.

To the applause of the congregation, the bishop added, nearly shouting: “Pachamama is not and never will be the Virgin Mary. To say that this statue represents the Virgin is a lie. She is not Our Lady of the Amazon because the only Lady of the Amazon is Mary of Nazareth. Let’s not create syncretistic mixtures. All of that is impossible: the Mother of God is the Queen of Heaven and earth.”

“The invocation of the statues before which even some religious bowed at the Vatican (and I won’t mention which congregation they belong) is an invocation of a mythical power, of Mother Earth, from which they ask blessings or make gestures of gratitude. These are scandalous demonic sacrileges, especially for the little ones who are not able to discern,” he added later in the homily.”

“The Spanish-born bishop said that a genuine illumination from the Holy Spirit, which “our dear Pope Francis has mentioned so often,” is required to understand the much-debated synod. “We should distinguish between what comes from Satan or from the human mind, from what is of the Holy Spirit. This discernment is fundamental in order to belong to the Church and even more so to evangelize.”

“A friend exorcist says that this idol (Pachamama) is actually the figure of the antichrist. It is a blasphemy and parody of Mary. Pachamama is pregnant but carries the antichrist to give birth to him in the Masonic church, to destroy the sacraments, which is to return to idolatry and superstition. So, this antichrist who is to give birth to a church with an ‘Amazonian face’ is an abomination, it is a contradiction to Church doctrine, which is the dynamic into which these idolaters want to enter into now.”∎ by Paul Simeon

Then his highly visible appearance and involvement in world politics at the UN forming a new body politically and involving himself and the Church directly in global manmade corrupted politics as we know the UN for years has been biased and corrupted on many levels full of SIN!  For this Pope to be in union with a highly corrupt political body outside of the Church is a blasphemy!  It is antichrist!

Now this Pope at the same time proclaiming that women like Mother Mary should be venerated as special and beautiful bearers of new life from their wombs and how so many women are abused and mistreated he physically becomes abusive and slaps a woman in the crowd St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican while making his way to the Nativity scene in Vatican City on Tuesday, New Year’s Eve, expressing outrage and hostility toward her then later recants saying he lost his cool is just another nail in the coffin of this FAKE Pope who I believe now beyond doubt has given us enough proof that he is not who he is professed to be but in actuality is a liar and counterfeit Pope on a mission from hell. He became visibly upset, slapping the woman’s hand in an attempt to extricate himself. Footage of the altercation also appears to show him shouting at the woman. Prior to the incident, the woman had made the “sign of the cross.” Perhaps this is the “sign or signal” we faithful need?  Time to be ever vigilant and prepare ourselves for what is coming sooner rather than later!

What follows is a portion of the:

HOLY MASS ON THE SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
53rd WORLD DAY OF PEACE

PAPAL MASS

HOMILY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

Vatican Basilica
Wednesday, 1st January 2020

I hope this focus I direct you to now will be where we all continue to give respect and homage to the great value of our women as I do my own mother and how Jesus Christ did for his earthly mother Mary “Our Blessed Mother;” venerating them and protecting all that is good in them and comes from them because that is what God our Father in Heaven wants us to do, “His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”  Amen

“But when the time had fully come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman” (Gal 4:4). Born of woman: Jesus came in this way. He did not appear in the world as an adult but, as the Gospel tells us, he was “conceived in the womb” (Lk 2;21). It was there that he made our humanity his own: day after day, month after month. In the womb of a woman, God and mankind are united, never to be separated again. Even now, in heaven, Jesus lives in the flesh that he took in his mother’s womb. In God, there is our human flesh!

On the first day of the year, we celebrate this nuptial union between God and mankind, inaugurated in the womb of a woman. In God, there will forever be our humanity and Mary will forever be the Mother of God. She is both woman and mother: this is what is essential. From her, a woman, salvation came forth and thus there is no salvation without a woman. In her, God was united to us, and if we want to unite ourselves to him, we must take the same path: through Mary, woman and mother. That is why we begin the year by celebrating Our Lady, the woman who wove the humanity of God. If we want to weave humanity into this our time, we need to start again from the woman.

Born of woman. The rebirth of humanity began from a woman. Women are sources of life. Yet they are continually insulted, beaten, raped, forced to prostitute themselves and to suppress the life they bear in the womb. Every form of violence inflicted upon a woman is a blasphemy against God, who was born of a woman. Humanity’s salvation came forth from the body of a woman: we can understand our degree of humanity by how we treat a woman’s body. How often are women’s bodies sacrificed on the profane altars of advertising, of profiteering, of pornography, exploited like a canvas to be used. Yet women’s bodies must be freed from consumerism; they must be respected and honoured. Theirs is the most noble flesh in the world, for it conceived and brought to light the love that has saved us! In our day, too, motherhood is demeaned, because the only growth that interests us is economic growth. There are mothers who risk difficult journeys desperately seeking to give a better future to the fruit of their womb, yet are deemed redundant by people with full stomachs but hearts empty of love.

Born of woman. The Bible tells us that woman come onto the scene at the height of creation, as a summation of the entire created world. For she holds within herself the very purpose of creation: the generation and safekeeping of life, communion with all things, care for all things. So it is with the Mother of God in today’s Gospel. The text tells us, “But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart” (v. 19). She kept all these things: joy at the birth of Jesus and sadness for the lack of hospitality shown in Bethlehem; the love of Joseph and the amazement of the shepherds; the promise and the uncertainty of the future. She took everything to heart, and in her heart, she put everything in its right place, even hardships and troubles. In her heart, she lovingly set all things in order and entrusted everything to God.

In the Gospel, Mary does this a second time: at the end of the hidden life of Jesus, we are told that “his mother kept all these things in her heart” (v. 51). This repetition makes us realize that “keeping in her heart” was not something nice that Our Lady did from time to time, but something habitual. Women typically take life to heart. Women show us that the meaning of life is not found in making things but in taking things to heart. Only those who see with the heart see things properly, because they know how to “look into” each person: to see a brother apart from his mistakes, a sister apart from her failings, hope amid difficulty. They see God in all persons and things.”

I would love to be wrong about this and if I am I ask that God please forgive me for my error in the name of Jesus Christ but too much has happened that we all are witness to and to me personally for this to be confusion or idiocy on my part!

God Bless All of You in the Holy Name of Jesus Christ.

Lawrence Morra

The following Blog link will be of interest to you if you are still interested at this point!

https://catholicismpure.wordpress.com/2019/12/28/mother-earth-invocation-at-vatican-christmas-concert/#comment-95231