From the Pastor's Desk

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

Put Things Into Perspective

TAKE THIS QUIZ:  1) Name the 5 wealthiest people in the world.  2) Name the last 5 Heisman Trophy winners.   3) Name the last 5 winners of the Miss America Pagent. 4) Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize. 5) Name the last 6 Academy Award winners for the best actor or actress.  6) Name the last 10 World Series winners.

How did you do? The point is: none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.  But applause dies out, awards are tarnished. Achievements are forgotten.  Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

HERE’S ANOTHER QUIZ:  1) List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.  2) Name 3 friends who helped you through a difficult time.  3) Name 5 persons who taught you something worthwhile.  4) Think of a few people who made you feel special and worthwhile.  5) Think of 5 people you enjoy spending time with.  6) Name a few people whose life inspired you.

Easier?  The Lesson?  The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money or the most awards.  They are the ones that care.  And don’t worry about the world coming to an end.  It is already tomorrow in Australia.   Author – Charles Schultz