God is Good!

Seek the Lord while He may be found!

Sincerely Love Yourself

Grace, my second Great Grand Niece, tenderly holds her Great Grand Mother’s finger.  We all started off in the same place in our lives. Life is precious and a gift and we can’t let ourselves get so mad or depressed that we forget that. Everyone is important to someone.

Grace, my second Great Grand Niece, tenderly holds her Great Grand Mother’s finger. We all started off in the same place in our lives. Life is precious and a gift and we can’t let ourselves get so mad or depressed that we forget that. Everyone is important to someone.

This past month we had another terrible tragedy; the mass shooting in Oregon filled our lives with the horrors of death, and the stories of courage, love and compassion that came from it. It seems that year after year we read of the tragic deaths of men and women who are fed up with life.  They have reached the end of the ropes; their hearts are filled with self-loathing, hatred and anger.  They may take the lives of others and then in a final act of despair, take their own lives.

This spirit of self-hatred has to be the Number 1 spiritual disease in our nation, driving people of all ages to give up on life. All of us find the seeds of this deadly disease in our own lives to some degree.  Now and then we hate what we see in ourselves and fall out of love with life by being depressed and bitter towards all close to us.  How often we put ourselves down as being of little value.  We can trace most of our unhappy moments back to this self-hatred.

The sure cure is found in appreciating yourself as a lovable and a loving person. No matter what mistakes you have made or what failures you have endured, you are still of precious value.  Say often each day, possibly as you look in the mirror: “I love you.  You are a great person.  I care tremendously for you.”  Remind yourself of the many good things you have done in the past.  Think of your special gifts and talents; each one has these.

You will be astonished how this sincere respect for yourself will bring instant results. A new peace of heart, a renewed spirit of confidence, along with a strong desire to reach out to others will come into your life.  Do you have members of your family in a state of minor depression?  Keep telling them how lovable they are, how special their gifts are!  You will see a change.

When correcting faults of children, be sure to isolate the fault from the person of the child. Condemn the fault, but not the person behind the fault.  Believe me, each one of us is simply great – without exception!

Fr. George Mc Kenna

October 31, 2015 Posted by | Bulletins | , , , , , | 3 Comments