1. An unquestioned acceptance of everyone as a valuable human being. Show those around you that they are loved for who they are, not for what they do or how much they please you. Show them that your love is not based on performance, meeting your standards or obeying the rules. 2. Show that failing is not only right but sometimes necessary. Give the gift of a person who is not afraid to fail. Show that you are willing to try new things and fail a lot on your way to becoming proficient. See failures as a part of growing. 3. Show others how to enjoy the present moment. Give the gift of their own lives, to be enjoyed one day at a time. Allow others to be children, to love being where they are rather than always hurrying about. Give them a present of the present. 4. Show them how to avoid worry. Give them a gift of worry free life by not being a worrier yourself. Show others that you will tackle the problems you have, but that you refuse to sit around and worry. 5. Let them welcome the unknown. Encourage them to grow by giving the gift of risk taking, exploration, an adventurous life. Allow them to wander into unfamiliar territory rather than staying with the familiar and always opting for security. Let them be guided by their inner lights, rather than following someone else and being safe but unhappy. 6. Give them a guilt free life. Give them the gift of never having to feel guilty. Teach them to accept responsibility for all their actions, but avoid immobilization that goes with responsibility in favor of feeling guilty.
Weekly thoughts and announcements from our Pastor, Fr. Tom Lewandowski.