Legatus = Ambassador

 

Bermuda 005.jpgToday I spoke at the Legatus Winter Summit in Bermuda.

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.

Thank you.

6 Comments

Father Thomas,
I’ll also pray for Manny Ramierez.

Mr. Lasorda, Thank you for those great words today! Sister Immaculate would be very proud of you. God Bless you and yours.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Tommy I always thank the lord for the things I cherish the most in my life. I am a man with very little in gold and very much in my heart. It is the things in my heart I will take with me, when it is my time. I have alway’s said that if my family is safe, healthy and happy, I am a happy man myself.
God Bless Tommy. You and all my Dodger friends are in my prayers each and every night, I always ask the lord to guide those who are less fortunate then me. Thanks for your inspiration. GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bring the Ring to L.A. in 2009!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Priest and a Rabbi are riding in a plane. After a while, the Priest turns to the Rabbi and asks, “Is it still a requirement of your faith that you not eat pork?”

The Rabbi responds, “Yes, that is still one of our beliefs.”

The Priest then asks, “Have you ever eaten pork?”

To which the Rabbi replies, “Yes, on one occasion I did succumb to temptation and tasted pork.”

The Priest nodded in understanding and went on with his reading. A while later, the Rabbi spoke up and asked the Priest, “Father, is it still a requirement of your church that you remain celibate?”

The Priest replied, “Yes, that is still very much a part of our faith.”

The Rabbi then asked him, “Father, have you ever fallen to the temptations of the flesh?”

The Priest replied, “Yes Rabbi, on one occasion I was weak and broke with my faith.”

The Rabbi nodded understandingly for a moment and then said, “A lot better than pork isn’t it?”

- BettorFan.com

I’ll pray for you and the Dodgers and my favorite current Dodger, Casey Blake. Good luck to you in your new Spring home of Arizona.

Take care Mr. Lasorda

Aaron
http://mlbtribefan.mlblogs.com

Tommy I have been a Dodger fan since 1958 when I was just 3 years old! I love the Dodgers and the Rivalry we once had with the Giants! I think this year is going to be a great year for all us Dodger fans and the Great Dodger in the sky is going to bless us with a World Series Championship! When others put down the Dodgers pitching the Dodgers always figure out a way to be the best in the league! I am not worried about our Pitching! Right now all we need is Manny so the Dodgers can be the best team in baseball. The rights of Spring when anything is possible!

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