From the Pastor's Desk

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

The BIG Things in Life!

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard.  My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on.  When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly dirty person who probably wants money and I look away.  My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.  When I hear music I love, I know I can’t carry a tune and don’t have much rhythm, so I sit self – consciously and listen.  My kids fell the beat and move to it.  They sing out the words and if they don’t know them, they make up their own.  When I feel wind in my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk. My kids close  their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it until they fall to the ground laughing.  When I pray, I say “thee and thou and grant me this.”  My kids say, “Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends.  Please keep the bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don’t want to go to heaven yet.  I would miss Mommy and Daddy.”  When I see a mud puddle, I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets.  My kids sit in it.  They see dams to build, rivers to cross and worms to play with. I wonder if we are given kids to teach them or to learn from them?  No wonder God loves the little children”  “Enjoy the little things in life,  for one day you may look back and realize they were the BIG things.”  Author unknown