The month of May means that graduations are just around the corner. And that means graduation parties and other family events. So, let’s say you've been invited to a college graduation. And the graduating class asks you to give the commencement address. What would you say?
Some of us would probably borrow a few words from some great commencement addresses. Would you add a little pomp and circumstance to your toast of the graduating class by “borrowing” some words of wisdom from some renowned commencement speakers:
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ~Aristotle
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ~Author unknown, commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin
People will frighten you about a graduation.... They use words you don't hear often: "And we wish you Godspeed." It is a warning, Godspeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices. ~Bill Cosby
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
You are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Well, this past weekend we toasted another of our Marianist Brothers who completed the Masters Program with Ave Maria University in the Institute for Pastoral Theology. Brother David traveled for three years each month to complete his program with AMU.
Pictured to the left are Father Thomas, Brother David and Brother Michael at the Franciscan Prayer Center in Kansa City, Kansas after graduation on Sunday, May 22, 2011.