Legatus = Ambassador
Legatus is a Catholic based organization that brings Catholic business leaders and their spouses together in a monthly forum that fosters personal spiritual growth.
I was born a Catholic, and have lived my life as one. I have been mass too many times to count, but I have one question that has not been answered; why don’t the Corinthians ever write back?
I have tremendous respect for the Collar. In fact, there was a terrible blizzard and two men were driving and saw a body lying in the snow. They stopped, got out of the car and rushed over to him. He weakly asked for the two men to go get a rabbi. Twenty minutes later they returned and the dying man asked the rabbi to deliver the last rights.
The rabbi said, “Sir, you must be confused. You need a Catholic priest.”
And the dying man looked up and said, “And what, bring him out in this weather?”
All kidding aside, I have tremendous respect for all religions.
I went to Catholic school as a kid, and I will never forget Sister Core Immaculate. She taught me in seventh grade, and would always say, “Thomas, there is a lot of good in you.”
She believed in me when nobody else would.
After I guided the Dodgers to the World Series in 1977 I went home to Norristown and they held a parade in my honor. I had her ride in the car with me.
To this day I carry her picture with me wherever I go.
When the Big Dodger in the Sky calls me, I will thank Him for blessing me with this life, and my family. When times get tough I keep my faith and hope things will get better.
My father always said because God delays, God doesn’t deny. I will always remember that, and am thankful he taught that to me.
I leave you with some words. When you go to bed tonight, and you lay your head on your pillow. Thank God for all the good things He has given you. Sometimes you might feel cheated, denied or deprived, but just look over your shoulder and see how many are worse off than you, and then you’ll see just how lucky you are.
So when you do say your prayers tonight, if you have any compassion in your heart, you’ll say a prayer for Tommy and the Dodgers.