The Sneeze


They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded Auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing and the traditional caps, they looked almost as grown up as they felt. Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, Moms freely brushed away tears.

But this graduating class would NOT pray during their commencement, 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 SNEEZED !!!!

The student on stage simply looked at the audience and said “GOD BLESS YOU” and he walked off the stage….

The audience exploded into applause.

This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their future with or without the court’s approval.

H/t f

God Bless all of you this glorious morning!!!

~Eowyn

4 responses to “The Sneeze

  1. Beautiful, perfect zen behaviour, in the best religious activist tradition! With young ones such as these, we are in good hands.

  2. Against stupidity, even the Gods cry out, and, in this case, a graduating class. If nothing else, we are resourceful when we need to be and no one will ever corral us unless we want to be roped in!

  3. What a wonderful way to start off a Sunday! Thank you Dr. Eowyn! This is very creative and an “up yours” to the stupidity of the court that made this ruling. Remember, there are good and BAD judges, just like in any profession. Thank God that the young people see through the crap!

  4. Loved this! The students understand “We The People” and demonstrated it with humor. Well done!

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