Calcutta a city .. West Bengal a state .. India a country ..
And I am about as upset as is humanly possible for me.. I am paying somewhere around ten U.S. dollars a day (minimum) for a cell phone.. a cell phone that I can NOT use all the time.. today I could NOT EVEN ACCESS MY OWN ADDRESS / CONTACTS LIST.. in additon to NOT being able to call nor to send any text messages.. I know how to make commercial phone calls here.. but WITHOUT my local Calcutta phone numbers.. which are located in my cell phone.. I could not call anyone.. and I had a 10AM appointment with Mrs Brinnand’s son Alfred..
I am 100% totally commited to the fact I am being controlled by forces monitoring my cell phone.. for instance.. FOR INSTANCE.. MY CELL PHONE NUMBER IS NOT IN THE NUMERICAL SEQUENCE THAT ALL OF MY INDIA FRIENDS CELL PHONES ARE.. mine is a ’78…….’ number and theirs are ’98……..” numbers.. SO I AM DIFFERENT being an outsider.. and evidently ‘they’ can shut me down to the extent I can NOT even get to my local numbers.. so I will now write them all down so I will be able to call local numbers from local pay phones..
Walking over to this computer cyber cafe I NEARLY BOUGHT IT BIG TIME.. I was about to step out into a marked cross walk with the green man signal showing to me.. WHEN A TAXI CAB GOING FULL SPEED ROARED THROUGH HIS RED LIGHT AND BLASTED THROUGH THE INTERSECTION.. I was inches from immediate death.. inches.. I suddenly stepped back from crossing and .. BIG TIME WHEW..
DISCOMFORT.. 36C with 90% humidity and you can barely.. with a struggle.. work your way out from under your shirt.. your arms are wet and ‘glued’ to your shirt.. your back and your sides are wet and they too are ‘glued’ to your shirt.. and it is one difficult job to extract yourself from your own shirt.. your own shirt has become the enemy!
U.S. AIRLINES Security Checkers MISSED MY LIQUID BLEACH.. NOW THAT WAS A BREAK.. heck with DAWN dishwashing liquid.. I VALUE MY ONE HALF CUP OF U.S. CLOROX LIQUID BLEACH WITH MY LIFE.. IT WILL DISINFECT THINGS FOR ME.. I portion it out in twelve (12) drop measures..
good good GOOD NEWS for a change from the above (bitchy) paragraphs.. I slept over eight (8) hours Sunday night.. then get this.. last night (Monday) I slept OVER ten (10) HOURS (does this tell you how absolutey exhausted I was.. I FORGOT to PLUG IN.. I FORGOT.. I NEGLECTED.. TO TURN ON MY CPAP BREATHNG MACHINE.. I slept with its mask on with no air coming in from the CPAP.. Crocoldie Dundee said “You were tired Mate!”).. and I had taken a full two and one half hour nap while visiting Mrs Brinnand in her room..
I lay down at 8PM.. AFTER AN EXCELLENT AND MOST SATISFYING DINNER I WILL ADD.. AND for all practical purposes ‘died to this world”..
I am suddenly ‘out of juice’ here.. will post this and WILL ADD TO IT LATER GOD WILLING.. Much Joy from the City across the river from the CITY OF JOY.. HOWRAH..
Back to sign out.. I think I will now be doing my writings .. as I now am.. in the mornings.. IF last night was any example.. I am going to be pretty ‘bushed’ by the evening.. the Internet Cafe here is next to impossible to get into in the evening.. and then it is shoulder to shoulder elbow to elbow crowded..
YESTERDAY IT ALL CAME BACK.. as I was in a bus.. packed in.. I could feel the seams of the underwear of the guy next to me! .. and we were in Calcutta GRIDLOCK.. where all traffic just shut off their engines and sit.. it is eerie.. total silence.. then suddenly all the engines fire up and we roar about fifty feet and more GRIDLOCK.. and all engines are shut off.. and eerie silence.. it took an hour to go a ten minute ride with no traffic.. you can almost ‘hear’ the sweat rolling down your sides.. saturating your clothing (read above again).. SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER ARE NEW EXPERIENCES FOR ME.. September 7th to October 30th are my first times here on those dates.. and I thought May and June and July and August were intense..
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Had a great meeting with Father Lawrence Abello yesterday.. let me tell you a bit about him..
I consider Father Abello was Mother’s priest.. and I KNOW I may be incorrect here.. I KNOW I probably am.. but I still consider him as her Priest..
Born in Saskatchewan south of Regia (where my mother grew up).. in the western plains of Canada.. he is now 80 years young..
Father Abello grew up an ATHEIST.. NO GOD.. phooey on you god and phooey on you god-believers..THEN Father Abello became an AGNOSTIC.. WELL YOU PROVE GOD TO ME.. and take THAT you ‘believers’..
THEN Father Abello became a PROTESTANT Christian.. he a ‘protester’ to the Papecy (sorry Pope for mis-spelling your title but forgive me my protesting you) THEN THE RIGHT REVEREND FATHER LAWRENCE ABELLO BECAME A ROMAN CATHOLIC LAYMAN.. a member of the Roman Catholic Church..
GOT IT .. ATHEIST.. ANGNOSTIC.. PROTESTANT CHRISTIAN.. ROMAN CATHOLIC LAYITY..
AH YES ‘OUR’ PHENOMENAL MAN.. LAWRENCE ABELLO from Saskatchewan.. in Canada..
BECAME A ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST.. OH NO.. NO SIR.. NOT A DIOCESIAN.. BUT A JESUIT PRIEST.. A MEMBER OF THE ‘SOCIETY OF JESUS’.. a member of the Roman Catholic Order who are the ‘Papal Advisors’.. who are the elite.. who are the educators.. who study for thirteen (13) years and attain PhD Degrees.. OUR FATHER ABELLO a PhD in Mathematics and in Physics no less.. and teaches at the University Level.. OUR FATHER ABELLO can speak seven (7) languages .. three (3) of them sanscrit in origin.. FATHER ABELLO CAN AND WILL AND DOES CELEBRATE THE MASS IN THE HINDI AND BENGALLI languages..
AND FATHER LAWRENCE ABELLO IS SO EDUCATED AND IS SO INTELLIGENT THAT HE CAN ACTUALLY UTTER THE FOLLOWING WORDS.. “Cap.. we don’t really know that.. it is a matter of faith for us!”
WHEN SOMEONE CAN TELL ME: “We don’t really know..” I can and I will listen to them all day and all night.. BECAUSE NO ONE REALLY DOES KNOW..
When he said in his homily IN MOTHER TERESA’s Kalighat Mission on January 1st, 1993, that “All are saved through Jesus of Nazareth IF THEY FOLLOW GOD WITHIN and that includes Buddhists who believe Jesus was a cannibal because he ate lamb at the last supper and Buddhists believe in re-incarnation so Jesus was eating a relative so to speak” .. I walked up to his Roman Catholic Ass and said to Father Abello.. “Father does your Pope in Rome know what you are saying here in Mother Teresa’s chapel?”
As odd as this will seem.. and it truly is odd.. as a personal aside.. I did not KNOW Roman Catholics were Christians until I was age forty six (age 46) because of how and where I grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan.. I grew up in a predominately Roman Catholic neighborhood in the suburbs of Northern Detroit and growing up I heard from some of my Roman Catholic childhood peers the rants passed along to them in their Masses who would say “I can’t go in your home because.. I can’t be friends with you because..it would be a ‘cardinal sin’ IF I went to your church..” They were hearing in their Roman Catholic Church from one Father Coughlin at the Shrine of the Little Flower.. (HIS CHURCH finally disowned HIS ass)..and said to him..
ODDLY ENOUGH I had my Roman Catholic ‘enlightenment’ WHILE ATTENDING A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RETREAT IN February 1982 called a ‘Cursillo’ which retreat truly changed my life for the better.. had I not attended this four (4) day ‘Cursillo’ retreat I would NOT have been as open as I was to hearing God of Abraham direct me to Mother Teresa in Calcutta.. there are bunches of fundamentalist Christian Protestants who think Mother Teresa was a … bad person.. you want CHRISTIAN FUNDAMENTALIST NONSENSE.. THERE YOU HAVE IT..
OK back to Father Abello and his saying “All who follow God within are saved through Jesus of Nazareth” in his Mass January 1, 1993..
When I asked Father Abello if his Pope in Rome knew what he was saying.. He (Father Abello) looked quizically at me and said.. “What did I say?” and I told him what he had said.. Godzilla PULEEZE.. go back and re-read the above paragraphs! YES I KNOW ‘Zilla.. it is not crystal clear but I am hot and sweaty and elbow to elbow with others here in the Internet Cafe across from the Mother House ..
Father Abello replied.. “THAT IS TWO THOUSAND YEARS OF PAPAL TEACHING!” .. I said .. “Well.. I thought that you Roman Catholics thought that IF YOU DID NOT PERSONALLY WITNESS AND DID NOT PERSONALLY ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR AND YOU WERE NOT BAPTIZED IN THIS OR IN THAT SPECIFIC PRECISE WAY YOU WERE DOOMED AND YOU WERE DAMNED TO PERISH IN HELL FOR ETERNITY!”.. thinking quietly to my protestant self (TAKE THAT YOU ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST.. GUESS I CALLED YOUR BLUFF FATHER)..
FATHER LAWRENCE ABELLO, S.J., said “That is Protestant Fundamentalism and THAT is why I left the Protestant Faith because I COULD NOT BELIEVE IN A GOD WHO WOULD FEEL THAT WAY and Roman Catholicism teaches us ‘Follow God Within And You Are Saved’!”
Well I ‘back pedaled’ quickly and I said.. “Ah.. Father Abello I’d like to chat with you a bit more!”
Father Abello and I have been ‘chatting away’ for over twenty one years now.. I can NOT accept his faith because true Roman Catholicism believes that the Body and the Blood of the Eucharist (Holy Communion in the Roman Catholic Church).. the bread and the wine if you will.. IS TRULY THE BODY AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS OF NAZARETH..
During our first meeting I said to him .. “IF the bread and if the wine are Jesus’s body and blood.. IF it TRULY is.. then let’s clone Jesus from the bread and the wine!” .. his reply is so theophilosophically advanced I can not repeat it.. it has to do with the body having different forms in this life.. the sperm meets the egg and there you are and there you begin but you ain’t what you are in nine months.. or in seventy five years.. etc..
At the last supper Jesus of Nazareth did NOT cut himself.. and serve HIS FLESH and serve his actual blood to his Disciples I DON’T THINK BUT I WAS NOT THERE.. he said words to the effect that “This bread I break for you is my body and take of this wine which is my blood” and I haven’t got that precisely correct but you know what I mean..
So I figure.. along with some other ‘protestants’.. along with not a few devout Roman Catholic Friends of mine who do not fully understand THEIR OWN CHURCH and its beliefs.. and truth be told I have MORE OF THEM than I have of the protestants.. not a few of us believe that the Holy Communion is Ceremonial..
Oh Father Coughlin.. Priest at the ‘Shine of the Little Flower’ during the late 1930s and into the 1940s who was on coast to coast radio.. I heard recently from some one who delivered the newspaper to you at the Shrine of the Little Flower and who told me.. “Father Coughlin was a REALLY NICE MAN”.. good to hear that Father Coughlin.. so good to hear you were a real nice gentleman to the newspaper boy.. I’ll say one for you My Man.. I’ll say one for you..
PATTI HAS ADVISED ME WIKIPEDIA HAS A GOOD WRITE UP ABOUT FATHER COUGHLIN.. so check it out..
IN CLOSING.. THIS FACT IS GOING TO KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF .. READY..
MOTHER TERESA’S PATRON SAINT.. THE SAINT FROM WHOM MOTHER TERESA TOOK HER NAME.. WAS SAINT TERESA THE ‘LITTLE FLOWER’ FROM FRANCE AFTER WHOM THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AT 12-MILE ROAD AND WOODWARD AVENUE IN ROYAL OAK MICHIGAN WAS NAMED AFTER..
OH GOD OF ABRAHAM.. THAT IS ONE WHEW I CAN NOT QUITE DEAL WITH..
NOW HERE IS ANOTHER ABSOLUTE WOW FOR ME..
MOTHER TERESA PASSED AWAY ON MY BIRTHDAY.. SEPTEMBER 5th.. 1997.. she passed away about 9:30PM here in Calcutta which was about 9AM in Royal Oak, Michigan, September 5th in both places.. where I was in the shadow of the .. of HER.. “Shrine of the Little Flower”..
And you wonder why I rushed over here to assist.. to the best of my ability.. the Lady.. Mrs Kitty Brinnand.. who personally introduced me to Mother Teresa.. December 22, 1992, and who.. at that time.. December of 1992.. had worked with Mother Teresa for THIRTY EIGHT (38) YEARS.. and who Mother was very fond of..
Yeah GOD OF ABRAHAM.. I am getting a little ‘choked up here’ at the miracle all of this is.. but I am not ready to embrace the Roman Catholic Faith.. thanks to YOUR MAN.. Father Lawrence Abello.. Society of Jesus.. my heathern ass is saved by following YOU WITHIN ME OH GOD OF ABRAHAM..
Well.. that is that sez Bobba Caps.. sitting back down on my stone.. Sri Satcha Sai Baba would love me sitting on a stone.. fixing to spend one hundred years of talking to God alone.. why is it LORD it’s all the same.. old men and bright eyed youth.. it’s always easier to sell them some …. than it is to tell them the truth.. CAP
- NEW DELHI/CALCUTTA.. SEP 11/11
- DANGEROUS CALCUTTA.. SEP 14/11