May You Find Something Worth Living For

Today is Graduation Day at the UST School of Law.  I’ll head over to the law school this morning for the Baccalaurate Mass, after which we’ll move over to The Convention Center for the graduation ceremony.

My prayer for our graduates is not one of my imagination.  It is taken from a letter written by Ita Ford to her niece and goddaughter in 1980, a few months before Ford, along with two other women, was kidnapped, abused and murdered by the military of El Salvador. Ford wrote:

I hope you come to find that which gives life a deep meaning for you…something worth living for, maybe even worth dying for…something that energizes you, enthuses you, enables you to keep moving ahead. I can’t tell you what it might be — that’s for you to find, to choose, to love. I can just encourage you to start looking, and support you in the search.

Congratulations to the UST Law School Class of 2015!  May you live lives of deep meaning!

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