Sunday, March 21

The Sneeze

I recently received two very heart touching forwarded emails both entitled "The Sneeze." Has it found its way into your mailbox yet?


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, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements----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 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.

Isn't this a wonderful story? Pass it on to all your friends....and GOD BLESS YOU!!
This is a true story; it happened at the University of Maryland.
Oh, how I wish THIS one would take off and FILL the whole Country!!

Hmmm. Well, it’s certainly filling everyone’s email box. One must be careful of believing these sort of email forwards, even in the opening of them really, it's a prime way spamers and virus senders forward their junk from person to person.

Well, knowing this, (just call me snoop) I opened it anyway. Then I wanted to find out if The Sneeze was indeed true, so I went to my kind of website; Snopes! They seem to sort out email forward origins by research and tracking. Turns out "The Sneeze is not true! Not entirely.

To find out more on this story: http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/sneeze.asp and any other email forward you might have received from aunt Mary, cousin Brian or best friend Sarah who still owes you a babysitting favor but considers emailing your cute forwards as payback, check the fables here: http://www.snopes.com/ . And no, there isn’t a movie coming out about Jesus being gay, and no one is camped outside of Wal-Mart stores shooting only black people. Have a great day.

1 comment:

Lola Re said...

Really great story, and clever students. :)

Lola Re

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