Are you, your children or grandchildren preparing for college? As students get ready to go across the country or across the city, how can they prepare spiritually for the coming school year with all its challenges, opportunities and temptations?
Catherine Ruth Pakaluk, Assistant Professor of Economics at Ave Maria University, has a message for them. Calling selfishness a sickness, she told the graduation class of The Oakcrest School,
“No policy, regime, or system can remedy this sickness. What is needed is conversion, a firm determination to live for others no matter the cost, and strong institutions in which we can lay down our lives to save others. This, after all, is the noblest aspiration of the human heart, and the path chosen by Our Lord who saved us.
“So, when you decide how to live, will you choose to live for another? Will you choose self-gift over self-fulfillment? Will you seek out the institutions—marriage, family, Church—that can assist you in these aspirations?”
Her full commencement address is featured in Aletelia.