Richard R. Crocker, College Chaplain
June 9, 2013
On such a day, at such a moment,
our hearts are full of gratitude, sadness, and hope –
Gratitude for all the goodness that we have received from this place – for the love and support of friends, teachers, family, and colleagues;
Sadness for opportunities missed, the prospect of parting, and the painful absence of loved ones who are here only in spirit;
Hope – that our legacy will make Dartmouth a better place and that our work in the world will increase justice and compassion;
And so, Great God, source of all, in whom we live and move and have our being – we offer today our full hearts – our gratitude, sadness, and hope – in sighs too deep for words. Amen.