From the Pastor's Desk

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

Heal Your Resentments!

How fast resentments creep in during the course of an ordinary year.  How much faster they can creep in during intense times, times of change, times of evolution – the kind of times we’ve been experiencing on our journey.  Things shift. Things change. We let go of the old and stumble towards the new.  And resentments crop up along the way.  People become angry with them because we believe their experiences have unjustly impacted us.

Resentments are tricky little things, devious little devils of energy that block and damage our souls and hearts.  They tell us they’re justified.  They tell us we need them to protect ourselves.  They tell us we should have adopted them a long time ago.  They tell us we’re not safe if we release them, if we sent them packing.  Those are lies, illusions that keep us blocked, stuck, and often quite uncomfortable.

Go deeper into yourself.  What do you feel underneath the resentment? Betrayal? Hurt? Shame? Embarrassment? Left out? Forgotten? Misunderstood?  You’re safe now. Go ahead and feel whatever you need to feel. Honor  and recognize your gentler, softer side – those other feelings that make you feel vulnerable, those more tender feelings hiding behind, underneath, or to the side of resentment.  Feel and release your resentment.  Feel the feelings underneath it too.  You’ll become clear.  The resentment will dissolve. And you’ll return to love.