A senior class was graduating on a hot and humid day in May, and as the graduates walked across the stage and received their diplomas and a handshake from the school President and Principal, the Principal said loudly to each one, “Congratulations!” Then, in a much lower voice, one that was firm and could only be heard by the graduates, he said, “Keep moving.”
He was only trying to keep the line moving across the stage as efficiently as possible, but his words are good advice for a lifetime. Keep moving. After every achievement… a successful semester, a graduation, a completed project, a job change, even after a retirement… the best advice is to keep moving. Don’t stop. Don’t become stagnate. There is more to life than we have discovered so far. The end is still a long way off. Keep moving.
Yesterday in church we celebrated the Feast of the Ascension and we heard Jesus’ last words to his disciples as Mark heard them from Peter… “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved…”
In other words, “Keep moving!”
This Monday Minute is from Deacon Andy and the Sourcebook of Wit & Wisdom