Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Blessing on the Class of 2012


This benediction/blessing was given for The Class of 2012 at the Baccalaureate service for Camden Hills Regional High School, June 4, 2012:
The English word “benediction” comes from the Latin word meaning “to bless.” So Men and Women of Camden Hills Regional High School Class of 2012, as we close, receive this blessing:

Having acquired knowledge, may you now go into the world and gain wisdom.
Having built friendships, may you now go into the world and create community.
Having been lifted by others, may you now go into the world and lift the downtrodden.
Having known pain, may you now go into the world and practice healing.
Having been loved undeservedly, may you now go into the world and love the undeserving.
Having risen from failure, may you now go into the world and attempt boldly.
Having achieved your goals, may you now go into the world and achieve the impossible.

Go – trusting
God the Creator to make your path straight,
God the Savior to redeem your missteps, and
God the Spirit to put strength in your every stride
both now and forevermore. Amen.