From the Pastor's Desk

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

Words to Live By!

During my life’s journey on this planet, I shall start each day with these affirmations:  I am capable.  I am worthwhile.  I am beautiful. I am lovable.  I shall accept both my weaknesses and strengths for they are me.  I shall never again believe the “lie” that if I make a mistake, I am a mistake.  My mistakes are the learning tools that I shall encounter on my life’s journey.  When I learn from my mistakes, I give them meaning.  When I give my mistakes meaning, I can begin to forgive myself.  I can begin to heal.  I shall not use mistakes as excuses to give up on me.  My mistakes are not me. I shall seek the wisdom to nourish my heart, mind, body and soul so that I may feel centered; providing an energy reserve that allows me to climb the mountains of my life; providing an energy that allows me to love and support others who are climbing a different mountain; providing an energy reserve that allows time for friends, play and the celebration of life. I shall allow myself to feel capable, so that I may seek excellence.  I shall allow myself to feel sadness, so that joy may return.  I shall allow myself to feel joy, so that I may be revitalized. I shall allow myself to feel afraid, so that I may feel courage.  I shall allow myself to feel alone, so that I may know me.  I shall allow myself to feel beautiful, so that I may feel free.  I shall allow myself to feel lovable, so that loving may seek me.  I shall allow myself to feel pain, so that I may heal.  I shall allow myself to feel worthy, so that I may fulfill my purpose.... Author Unknown