From the Pastor's Desk

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

Accepting Your Own Goodness!

For many shame based reasons, it is always easier to acknowledge our flaws than our good features.  Perhaps, in the beginning, we sought modesty over vanity when we learned to focus on imperfections.  Since we didn’t want to be conceited, we downplayed our good qualities until we forgot they existed.  But even the best intentions can backfire.

To be healthy is to comprehend truth.  And the truth is, there is much that is right about us.  The fact that we are thinking, reflecting and even perhaps trying, says many good things about us – that we are open-minded, sincere, and willing to make an effort.  Until we accept the truth, our reality is based on partial truth.  Habitual self – depreciation isn’t a virtue; it’s a handicap and needs to be eliminated.  “I am a good person, and I am becoming better everyday.  I will not define myself by my flaws. 

Today’s Thought: “Unless I accept my virtues, I most certainly will be overwhelmed by my faults.” Robert Coleman