It's All About How You Finish

10-31-2021The Pastor's PenFr. Matthew R. Paratore, S.T.L., J.C.L.

Dear Friend,

Let me give you some simple thoughts to reflect upon on "All Souls Day."

Early in his career, someone said that Vince Lombardi, the Hall of Fame Football Coach of the Green Bay Packers, knew very little about the game of Football.

Thomas Edison’s teachers gave up on him and said that “He was too stupid to accomplish anything.”

Henry Ford, failed and went broke 5 times, before inventing the “Model T.”

Beethoven’s music teacher once said that his chances of ever being a successful composer were hopeless.

Albert Einstein performed so poorly in his high school courses, that his teachers actually encouraged his parents to pull him out of school.

In this race we call life, God is far more interested in how we finish than how we begin.

Now to "finish" this earthly life well it is essential that we pray always and never lose heart.