|Photo Gary Halvorson Oregon State Archives 2006|
Many young people and their families are now celebrating their graduation, a praiseworthy milestone in itself, and even more so in recent times because of challenges in schooling related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A victory, for sure, yet one that can become a trap if we rest on laurels so long that we fail to commit to the next leg of the journey.
A dream reminding me of this dilemma inspired me to write the blog post below, which I now dedicate to recent graduates and their families. Congratulations to all, best wishes for the journey ahead, and praise God for allowing this achievement and all its accompanying blessings!
In this dream I had to reach holy ground where I would
collect priceless treasure. The path to the prize was a maze with the holy
place in the center, and each leg of the maze was a narrow corridor hewn into
an underground cave.