Some people asked me to post the invocation from my 35th HS reunion. We had a pretty cool class, played great sports, and had quite a few who partied, but a neat group of people. It was good night. Here's the opening prayer. I tried to make it meaningful, yet light.
We are here to celebrate a time when we had a common experience as the Class of ’81. It ties us together, but from there we’ve had lives to live, risks to take, love to share, visions and dreams to go after. Some things worked, and some didn’t, but each of us has a life worth sharing with each other. There’s a then and there’s a now… and it must be a miracle that we made it.
We did a lot of nothing during mod scheduling, hanging out in the commons, or other spots. There were things to learn, friends to make, sports and music played, theater and art created, but also beers drank, pranks pulled, cheers shouted and many laughs. In some cases, even vehicles flipped over. But we are still here. And we know You are here too. You are here because goodwill is in this place.
As we join with each other to reminisce, we ask that we also see each other for who we are now and then, and connect in a way that brings love into our hearts, and many laughs.
We ask that you bless those who are no longer with us, those who couldn’t make it this evening, and all of us who are here tonight.
Blessing to everyone. XO