Here are excerpts from an interesting graduation speech.
Monsignor John J. Bendik, pastor of St. John’s Church and vice president of the Board of Pastors of Seton Catholic, delivered the homily during liturgy and reminded the graduates of their transformation – physically, intellectually, spiritually and socially – throughout the past four years.
Monsignor Bendik compared the graduates’ situation to a bag of popping corn. While some kernels are transformed into popcorn, others remain apparently unchanged by the process.
He advised graduates that even the unpopped kernels, having a purpose, can be planted and will eventually produce a plant.
The following would probably give Nihil Obstat a coronary.
Monsignor Bendik lightheartedly referred to his “special prayer” and “motto,” telling the graduates, “Be what you is, because if you be what you ain’t, you ain’t what you is.”