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12 View Point III iii i By FATHER JOSEPH L. ZILIAK Associate Publisher The Message -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana i June 7, 1991 I IIII I I I I IIII III I I I We must look at what we teach our children Are you one who says, "I'm sure glad I don't have to start out in life now." These or similar words can often be on par- ents' or other adults' lips when they stop to talk about life issues. What is being said about our world, our values, our challenges, our adults, our young adults? The thoughts may frequently creep into our consciousness these days as we witness a num- ber of commencement occasions for high schools, and the recently completed round of college and university graduations. I think people are addressing a number of problems and issues that they see around them when they, at times, seem discouraged about the future. Frequently allusions are made to the need for great sums of money to survive today. Talk immediately goes to the role of the mother. Does she have to work outside the home, so the family may live? Does she work to add her talents to the pool of skills that help make this a better and more productive world? Does she work just to be able to have things and possessions, a nice new home, and on and on? "Young people feel that they should have as much when they begin as we have after years of working and achieving." Again, this is not an un- il il I Fortieth anniversary common remark made by parents or other adults. Is this true? In some cases, maybe so. But not all young people have such unreal expectations. We probably have to look inside ourselves to find the answers to many of these vexing questions. Do we give to a younger generation the idea that they should expect to have many posses- sions? Do we give the example that we think ma- terial goods are the be-all and end-all of life? There is an old saying that every third gener- ation reverts to work clothing. The meaning is that all too frequently individuals work hard to achieve many worldly successes. They make sure that their children don't have to do without. Somewhere in growing up with things that make life easy, we also convey the idea that all comes easily m without much effort -- that oth- ers should cater to us and not cause us trouble nor make demands on us. Our wills are to be fol- lowed and respected. Thus when difficulties are encountered, or ideas or needs of others rise up in opposition with ours, we feel put upon, wronged, misjudged or unjustly treated. The inner strength isn't there and life begins a downward spiral. Soon another generation has to begin from a difficult financial starting point. I don't want to make too much of a stereo- Harry R. and Clara (Nurrenbern) Mull of Evansville will cele- brate their fortieth wedding anniversary Saturday, June 15, at the Sterling Rathskeller in Evansville. They were married June 16, 1951. They have two children, Linda Folz and Harry C. Mull, both of Evansville, and five grandchildren. He is re- tired from Bristol Myers and she is retired from Shane Uni- form Company. Golden Jubilarians Henry and Alma (Wehr) Knies will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at 10 a.m. June 9 at St. Celestine Church, Celestine. A dinner will follow for family and invited guests. Their children will host an Open House from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Celestine's Community Club. The couple requests no gifts. They were married June 10, 1941, at St. Anthony Church. They are the parents of seven children, George of Jasper, Marilyn Hagedorn of Ferdi- nand, Kathy Klem of St. Anthony, Rose Ann Hall of Dubois, and Theresa Wessel of Celestine. Thomas and William are both deceased. tl v i ,ml " "Funeral PrePlanning Since 1940" Miller & Miller 424-9274 I Golden Jubilarians Clarence and Reinildes (Elpers) Botzum of Evansville will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving June 15 at St. Joseph Church, Vanderburgh County. A reception, dinner and dance will be hosted by their children and spouses. They were married June 7, 1941, at St. James Church, St. James. They have four children, Edward of Haubstadt, and Elaine, Wayne and Denise DeJean, all of Evansville, and eight grandchildren. 0052YPER I I -- i I I CARRIAGE INN FAMILY RESTAURANT PARTIES SEIVED FAMILY STYLE _ I HWY. 231 SOUTH JASPER, INDIANA 47546 PHONE: 812-482-3800 "THE ONLY BANK YOU'LL EVER NEED" I II I II " I I I II IL CHICKEN" STEAKS SEAFOOD * SANDWICHES PIZZA * COCKTAILS SERVING FROM 10:30AM to 10:.30 PM CALL FOR RESERVATIONS 103 Gibson Haubsladt 768-6131 III H| type, but we must look at what we teach our younger generations. What is really important? What comes first? What follows? What is of less- er consequence and not worthy of getting upset about? These priorities in our personal judging and acting is what our young people have a right to learn correctly from us. We have to insist that fulfilling the commmands of God come first. We have to make sure that we bow to the words and challenges of the Lord Jesus first, and not look to our own comfort first. Then we have to look at how we live and deal with others. Are we as sensitive to them (family and others) as we are to ourselves. Or do we say, "Me and My way first, and what's left over may be okay for someone else!" Do we help them be responsible in work habits, in school work, in commitments of any sort? Or do we let them change, pull back or shortchange others with little or no cause except for inconvenience? It's not really a bad world. There are strug- gles and difficulties. Each generation will deal with that. But we know that our Lord Jesus is with us in the midst of our triumphs and strug- gles. That is of ultimate importance. enough fol smallest ongrogai tion with enough for largest, most de-J manding cathedral,. J For mor, Information call !] KtmAU. MUSe cmmtl s]001 N,w,on S,. Jasper, IN 47549 i I , ,Hl,OO 482,1610 Ext. 83ii1 J FEST w'wwwwx. FRIDAY JUNE 7th SATURDAY JUNE 8th BEER GARDENS COUNTRY STORE LIVE ENTER- TAINMENT EACH EVENING IN THE FAMILY ROOM * Music by Linda Smith & The Tunes Friday Evening starting at 8:00 p.m. Saturday evening starting at 7:30 p.m. * Barbecue or Fried Chicken - Barbecued Port Chops - All the Trimmings - Chicken $4.00, Pork Chops $4.75 - Child's Servings $2.50 and $3.00 * Dancing * 70 Prizes Will Be Given Away BEGINNING FRIDAY AT 5 P,M, SATURDAY AT 4 P.M. II II -- Jib 4