Denis P Coakley

Now is your turn to take the wheel and steer the ship. You will face worse storms ahead, storms which dwarf the challenges you have faced so far. You will have fears to face, heights to climb, and you will lose people along the way. You must look toward the stars in your life, those people who love you and have tried to teach you to be navigators of faith and virtue. Climb the mountains. Fight the good fights. Help others along the way. Be bold and be loving. And stand strong to face the trials and tempests that await you. Look to the heavens for inspiration and direction. You are continually readying yourself to take on the burden of sea captains, the burden of men.


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