From the Pastor's Desk

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

Honor Spiritual Growth!

Don’t wait for things to change.  The change you’re waiting for comes from within you.  Start to nurture yourself through each stage of your spiritual growth.  Waiting for things to change is a tiresome, irritating process.  But embracing our own emotions and growth is exciting.  It can become a positive challenge that turns life into a vital interactive process.  The moment we surrender to this process, something happens.  If we feel an emotion – an old, stuck, hardened chuck of emotion or a new one that has arisen along the path, we can release it and the belief attached to it:  I am unloveable. Life has to be hard. I deserve to be punished.

When we release the emotion and the belief, our body shifts.  It detoxifies. Changes. A new lesson then emerges.  We discover we can choose joy, freedom, forgiveness.  The lessons that emerge are as unique as our old beliefs. We wrestle with each new lesson as it grows and appears in many different forms – on the job, in relationships, in all areas of our life.

So we come to a new conclusion about ourselves, about life. “I am lovable, I am creatively feeling what God and the universe have to offer. I am free.  I can bring full essence and energy before the world.” Then when we  change, when our beliefs change, our lives change. The change we’ve been waiting for happens, but it happens as a result of our own evolutionary process – not because we waited for something or someone outside ourselves to change.  Melody Beattie