Eckerd College Commencement
Speeches and Remarks

Benediction
The Reverend Douglas McMahon, Interim Director of Campus Ministries and Chaplain

Douglas McMahonGo forth now to serve with energy, intelligence, imagination and love. Go forth to serve: loving God and loving your neighbor as yourself. Go forth to serve in a world where there is often loneliness, despair and hopelessness, remembering the faces of those around you today, friends and family who love you and care for you. Remember who you are and how important you are to those around you today.

Serve your neighbors, here and around the world, serve this planet, Earth, this place that is our home, remembering that often the smallest acts of kindness and caring, for people and the planet, make the greatest difference. Go forth now promising to fulfill your calling with all your energy, intelligence, imagination and love. Let us go forth, today, as a community, sisters and brothers together.And, may our Creator God bless us with every good gift that we need as we journey together into this new and joyful day.

Amen.

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