From the Pastor's Desk

Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.

The Torch is Passed...

I gave you life, but cannot live it for you.  I can teach you things but I can’t make you learn. I can give you directions, but I cannot always be there to lead you.  I can allow you freedom, but cannot account for it.  I can take you to church but I cannot make you believe.  I can teach you right from wrong but I cannot always decide for you.  I can buy you beautiful clothes, but I can’t make you beautiful inside.  I can offer you advice but I cannot accept it for you.  I can give you love but I can’t force it upon you.  I can teach you to be a friend but I cannot make you one.  I can teach you to share but I cannot make you unselfish.  I can teach you respect but I cannot force you to show honor.  I can grieve about your report card but I cannot doubt your teachers.  I can advise you about your friends but I cannot choose them for you.  I can teach you about sex, but I cannot keep you pure.  I can tell you the facts of life but I cannot build your reputation.  I can tell you about drink but I can’t say “no” for you.  I can warn you about drugs but I can’t prevent you from using them.  I can tell you about lofty goals, but I can’t achieve them for you.  I can teach you kindness but I can’t force you to be gracious.  I can warn you about sin but I cannot make you moral.  I can love you as my child but I cannot place you in God’s family.  I can pray for you, but I cannot make you walk with God.  Go, do the best you can and remember that we love you.

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