Congratulations to those who will be graduating from WCU this weekend! And congratulations to all students for completing another semester during difficult circumstances. We are so proud of your accomplishments.
This Sunday we celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord. Forty days after Easter, the Resurrected Jesus ascended into heaven and left His Church with a mandate: "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15) As they watched Him ascend, two angels appeared to the disciples and asked, "Why are you standing there looking at the sky?" (Acts 11:11).
Graduation marks the end of your time at college, but it's also the beginning of other opportunities. That's why we call it commencement. No matter where your life post-college takes you, God has a plan for your life. You have a part to play in spreading the gospel of Christ and the love of God. As we rejoice at the end of the year, let's not just stand there looking at the sky. Go out to all the world and tell the good news!