You’re here! I’m so thankful you moved in and will soon start classes here at Capital University. We are a more complete community because you are here. I hope you discovered that appreciation today as we swarmed your cars to help you move everything, from futons and TVs to suitcases and shower caddies, up many flights of stairs into your new room. I hope you encountered that appreciation today at our Opening Convocation and at the #CapFam BBQ. I hope you experienced that community through the tireless work and constant companionship of your Resident Assistants and Orientation Leaders. You’re here, and that’s worth celebrating!
I’ve only been here a few months longer than you, so I’m still living that “new-to-campus” life. Let me share with you a few suggestions from my experience that I think will help you adjust to life at Capital.
Here’s my challenge to each of you. As you do that, if you see someone who isn’t connecting, if you hear someone indicate they’re not worth celebrating, remind them that they’re worth it too. If we’re to have abundant life, there’s got to be enough goodness to share. Thanks for choosing to be part of a community that shares abundant life with one another.
Simultaneously a sinner and a saint.