Monday, April 12, 2004

Ok I do not usually do this. But I ran across this story and thought it was interesting:

They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-three
students filling into the already crowded auditorium. With rich
maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost
as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and moms
freely brushed away tears. This class would not pray during the
commencements ----- not by choice but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The principal and several students were careful to stay
within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational
and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance
and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine...until
the final speech received a standing ovation. A solitary student walked
proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a
moment, and then, it happened. All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly

The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said,
"GOD BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!" And he walked
off stage...

The audience exploded into applause. The graduating class
found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future
with or without the court's approval.

Rollin, rollin, rollin

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