I have only attended one other graduation ceremony at Central Catholic and that was the year Sierra graduated. While I looked forward to the experience, I was extremely disappointed in the speaker who gave the commencement address. He was terribly boring. I have grown quite fond of a particular group of girls in this year’s senior class and wanted to be there when they graduated… so I decided to try it again.
I was thankfully surprised to see that former NFL star Bubba Paris was giving the commencement address. I knew it had to be better than 2007’s speaker and I was right. Mr. Paris gave a thought provoking and inspiring talk to the graduates and their families that was mixed with the perfect amount of humor and religious conviction. His main message was that God has a plan for all of us and that He has already equipped us with all we need to accomplish that plan… all we have to do is figure out our gifts and to use them as God intended.
A perfect message to young adults about to embark on the next phase of their life, but also good for those of us who have been around for awhile too.