The Sneeze



They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the already crowded auditorium.

With their rich maroon gowns flowing… and the traditional caps, they looked almost… as grown up as they felt.

Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.

This class would NOT pray during the commencements—-not by

choice, but because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.

The ;principal and several students were careful to stay

within the guidelines allowed by the ruling. They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance an d no o ne asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.

The speeches were nice, but they were routine…..until the final speech received a standing ovation.

A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened. H

All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!

The student on stage.. simply looked at the audience and said,


each and every one of you!’ And he walked off stage…

The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found an unique way to invoke God’s blessing on their future with or without the court’s approval.  What a COOL story!!  Clever!!


3 Responses to “The Sneeze”

  1. Grandma says: I love it! Uncle Tom says: Annie sent this to me yesterday. Now there’s a clever way to get God into the picture! Grandma says she thinks God had a hand in this. This evidently really happened at the University of Maryland.

  2. this was awesome.I had no idea things were that bad in the US.

  3. That is an awesome story! Thanks for sharing it.

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