From the Pastor's Desk

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

Slow Down Therapy


Watch and listen to the night sky. It speaks.   * Listen to the words you speak, especially in prayer.   * Learn to stand back and let others take their turn as leaders. There will always be new opportunities for you to step out in front again.   *  Divide big jobs into little ones.   * When you find yourself rushing and anxious, stop.  Ask yourself why you are rushing and anxious.  The reasons may improve your self-understanding.   *  Take time to read.  Thoughtful reading is enriching reading.   *  Direct your life with purposeful choices, not with speed and efficiency.  The best musician is one who plays with expression and meaning, not the one who finishes first.   *  Take a day off alone; make a retreat.  You can learn from monks and hermits without becoming one.   *  Pet a furry friend. You will give and get the gift of now.  *  Work with your hands.  It frees the mind.   *  Take time to wonder.  Without wonder, life is merely existence.   *  Once in a while, turn down the lights, the volume, the throttle, the invitations.  Less really can be more.   *  Let go.  Nothing is usually the hardest to do – but often it is the best.   *  Take a walk but don’t go anywhere.  If you walk just to get somewhere you sacrifice the walking.   *  Count your friends.  If you have only one, you are lucky.  If you have more,  you are blessed. Bless them in return.   *  Count your blessings – one at a time and slowly.  Anonymous