Monday, May 4, 2009

Commencement Address

The speaker at MU's commencement was Donald Eberly, a guy with a pretty remarkable resume who spoke on "Serving in the Spirit of Lincoln". A couple interesting notes . . . In Indonesia, after US aid for the tsunami, opinions of the US were 60% favorable. BEFORE the disaster aid, opinions were 60% unfavorable. An incredible swing, and the favorable opinions are LASTING. So, what can happen when God's people get into the act in a community? in the world?

He also encouraged graduates to set specific goals that are not material in nature, including to befriend a poor person.

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