Friday, May 28, 2010

Sunday musings- four



Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.


Life is beauty, admire it.


Life is bliss, taste it.


Life is a dream, realize it.


Life is a challenge, meet it.


Life is a duty, complete it.


Life is a game, play it.


Life is a promise, fulfill it.


Life is sorrow, overcome it.


Life is a song, sing it.


Life is a struggle, accept it.


Life is a tragedy, confront it.


Life is an adventure, dare it.


Life is luck, make it.


Life is too precious, do not destroy it.


Life is life, fight for it.




Mother Teresa


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This past week I attended a funeral for a catholic priest. I knew him all my life as he was a friend of the family who then became part of the family as he adopted us. During the service, the man the priest community described is not the man I knew but wish I did. My interactions with him limited to family situations and I did not see his love of serving the community and his compassion to help people with their problems. Isn't that what happens, we think we know someone and then we hear how they touched other people and our perception of them is changed and in this instance I admire him even more.


He knew for a very young age that he wanted to be a priest and that his passion in life was to serve the Lord. During the homily his best friend told the story of an incident that happened when Father was 5. There was a strike going on in the town he lived in and he wanted to participate. His father gave him permission and helped him make the sign. When he asked what his son wanted on his sign, he said to put on it " This guy is going to be a priest"


Cherish your friends and family, live life and enjoy each day!




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2 comments:

Lori Lucas said...

I so enjoyed your quote today. I even read it twice. Your story and introspection were interesting as well. THe quote is so practical and truthful. I just wish we found it as easy to follow. Thanks again. Lori L

Annabelle said...

I'm going to have to copy this & print it out & frame it. It needs to be read everyday.