Why did it take so long?
Traditions are traditions. Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Poland we have traditions for everything... how to sleep, how to eat, how to work, how to wear clothes. This shows our constant devotion to God. You may ask, how did some traditions get started? I'll tell you - I don't know. But it's a tradition... And because of our traditions, everyone of us knows who he is and what God expects him to do.
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