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Lawrence Charles McClarey: In Memoriam

Larry McClarey

Lawrence Charles McClarey

Birth:  September 5, 1991

(Feast day of Saint Lawrence Justinian)

Death:  May 19, 2013

(Pentecost)

12 Now if Christ be preached, that he arose again from the dead, how do some among you say, that there is no resurrection of the dead?  13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen again. 14 And if Christ be not risen again, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.  15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God: because we have given testimony against God, that he hath raised up Christ; whom he hath not raised up, if the dead rise not again.  16 For if the dead rise not again, neither is Christ risen again. 17 And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins.   18 Then they also that are fallen asleep in Christ, are perished.  19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, the firstfruits of them that sleep :  21 For by a man came death, and by a man the resurrection of the dead.  22 And as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all shall be made alive.  23 But every one in his own order: the firstfruits Christ, then they that are of Christ, who have believed in his coming.  24 Afterwards the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God and the Father, when he shall have brought to nought all principality, and power, and virtue.  25 For he must reign, until he hath put all his enemies under his feet.  26 And the enemy death shall be destroyed last.

1 Corinthians:  12-26

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

8 Comments

  1. My morning offering is including you and your family Don. That the same loving Christ child that radiated such joy and light from Bethlehem will warm and brighten your hearts on this anniversary.

    Your sincere posts about Larry throughout these difficult years, have touched my life, and others as well I’m sure. Great love!

    That Great Love is a force that reaches out to strangers in a chat room and unites us in this journey. Your candid style of expression regarding your greatest treasure helps us to know what true love is. Thank you.

    Larry Frank and Joan might just join me this morning as I start my Rosary. They too are treasure that belongs entirely to God.

  2. Back in the 1991 Eric Clapton’s three year old son Conor tragically fell to his death. His song Tears in Heaven, that he wrote with Will Jennings, was inspired (for the lack of a better word) by that horrific event. I think any parent who has lost a child can relate to the hauntingly well-written lyrics to that song:

    https://youtu.be/VRsJlAJvOSM

  3. Philip’s comment reflects my own.
    Although I no longer comment here, for this young man, I am making an exception.

  4. I have a brother named Lawrence, with severe autism, and he is everything to me. God bless your family and his soul Donald.

  5. Thank you Clay. Larry was named after my brother Larry who was named after my uncle Larry, who is now the sole surviving uncle I have. Kind people would sometimes say while Larry was living that they knew what a cross we were bearing. My bride and I always told them the simple truth: Larry had brought nothing but joy into our lives.

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