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12 The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana Magic of Words i By FATHER JOSEPH L. ZILIAK Associate Publisher Time for reflective prayer and self-evaluation February 15, 1991 This is sharing time. A good friend brought this poetic note. You may have seen it before, but I'll share it here anyway. The title is "Broken Dreams. ' ' "As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God because He was my Friend. But then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone, I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own. "At last I snatched them back and cried, 'How can You be so slow?' -- 'My child,' He said, 'What could I do? You never did let go.'" As often happens, someone has taken the in- spiration of one person, Used it for their own pur- poses, but didn't bother to give proper credit for the authorship. Thus the author is listed as unknown. (Just a side issue here, but please allow others to know the origin of things of beauty and inspiration by adding the name of the author to works of literature or art.) Washington__00 Continued from page 4 ble knowledge of terrorist ac- tivities. Zogby called a press release sent out by the FBI announcing their decision to interrogate Arab-Americans "a crude and reprehensible p.r. stunt" that created "a tremendous amount of fear in our community. "What if the FBI had gone to the Knights of Columbus to make public inquiries about the IRA (the Irish Republican Ar- my)?" or publicly announced it would interrogate members of Italian-American organizations about Mafia activities, asks Zogby. He also criticized a decision by Pan American World Air- ways to bar Iraqi passengers from all flights, regardless of whether they pose a security threat. After a discrimination suit was filed against Pan Am, the airline changed its policy and will now allow Iraqi nationals with documentation of U.S. resident status to board their planes. Iraqi nationals who are not permanent U.S. residents are still barred from Pan Am flights. "We have presumed in- nocence in this country," said Zogby. Pan Am's actions, he said, "are a clear violation of everything this country stands for." CLEARANCE SALE 4 - 24x30x8 ............... $2295.00 1 - 30x32x8 ............... $2895.00 2 - 28x40x8 ............... $2,995.00 Above buildings include 1-walk door; 1-overhead. Colors - Brown & Tan Call for other sizes & erecting costs. STEEL ROOFING Galv. $19.95 to $26.95 sq. Prirnter ainted $23.95 sq. Colors $24.95 to 36.95 sq. NOTE: Metal listed above sold as seconds. ALSO: Excellent prices on high grade No. 1 Steel. OVERHEAD DOORS Low prices - hundreds In stock. 9 x 7 INSULATED $196.00 DAVIESS COUNTY METAL I-k. 50 E., Cannelburll, 4 Miles E. Monomefy 812-295-4299 II Oh my, how often are we faced with the op- portunity of letting go and letting God carry the problems for us? And yet, how often do we find it difficult to release our lives into the will of His Spirit The challenge of emptying our plans, dreams and hopes and giving them over to the loving work of our Lord is at the very core of our lives. It was in the Garden of Gethsemane that our Lord Jesus faced his magnificent moment of truth. The awful reality of facing death, the ultimate giving of ourselves, was magnified and so intense that Jesus sweat blood, as the Scriptures tell us. But remember his words. They come from an anguished spirit finally at a point of new energy and new insight. "Father, not my will, but yours be done!" Have you thought of the advantage of winter- time? (This image comes from another friend shar- ing a moment of reflection.) At what other time of Golden jubilarians William and Catherine (Taggart) DeJean of Evansville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary on Feb. 22. A pre- anniversary celebration dinner was held Dec. 22 at the Evansville Kennel Club. The couple was married Feb. 22, 1941 at St. Mary Church in Eldorado, II. They have two children, William Jr. of Danville, Calif., and Carolyn Sue Oatis of Newburgh, and four grandchildren. DeJean retired from Universal Furniture Com- pany after 36 years; Mrs. DeJean is a retired secretary. German.,mcrlcan Bank We Make Friends For Llie JASPER, INDIANA Buehlers I.G.A. "The Thrifty Housewife's Source of Savings', QUALITY FOODS, MEATS HUNTINGBURG Compliments Nass & Son Inc. FUNERAL HOME Huntingburg, Ind. 20% Senior Discount Every Tuesday! Groups, Please Call 812-486-3977 For Reservations Guided Tours Available Montgomery, Indiana (8]2) 486-3977 the year can we notice the straightness of some limbs, the gnarled and knotted of others? The starkness of defoliated branches alone allows us to note the strength of some branches, the fragility of others, the need for all to gain life and sustenance from one another. Driving slowly down familiar streets, notice sights that are now visible that are completely hid- den from view in the greening time of year. Lakes, ponds, hillocks, buildings, homes or gazebos grace our eyes as at no other time of the year. This may be the ideal time of the year for reflective prayer and self evaluation. Lent, much like winter, may be the very time that exposes details otherwise totally hidden from us. Releasing ourselves from self imposed pressures may be the result of this year's clear view of the person, specially beloved of our Lord and His Spirit, that we truly are. Golden jubilarians John and Frances (Schmidt) Goedde of Wadesville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a ThanksgivingMass at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Wendel Church, St. Wendel. The couple was married Feb. 25, 1941 at St Wendel. They are the parents of Tony, Wilfred, Francis and Elvira Knapp, all of Wadesville, Earlene Elpers, Rose Acton, Dorothy Wilderman, Betty Fehren- bacher, Trish Elfreich, JoAnn Muensterman and Mary 'Kate' Anslinger, all of Evansville, and Kenneth of Elberfeld. They have 39 grandchildren. Goedde is a retired farmer and his wife is a homemaker. Homemade Amish Cooking -Z_ . .. = .. 7. --"--. : -- -- Monday through Friday 20% Discount (50 and older) Daily 2 PM - 5PM Open Monday Thru Thursday-l I am to 8 pm Friday 11 am to 9 pm and Saturday 8 am to 9 pm j L--