Today’s Baccalaureate for the Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy started outside on the lawn. Faculty members arrived at 8:15, lining up by the Good Samaritan Statue. Students congregated just to the south of the church’s front entrance.
The program started with the Sanctuary Brass and Organ playing Campra’s Rigaudon for the processional. Students from both schools gave special features.
In his sermon, Tony Campolo described the difference between power and authority, as one may have power but might not have authority. Authority, earned through service and sometimes by putting one’s life on the line, has a much more profound effect than power. Jesus, as demonstrated through His life, death, and resurrection, is one with the highest authority.
Dick Hart closed with a story of two bear cubs in his Oak Glen yard. The reassuring touch of one cub dispelled the fear of the other.