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Topic: Graduation (08/30/04)

TITLE: What are you wearing?
By gillian liversedge
08/30/04

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Bath University, 1980. Clad in a long, black gown, I walked to the front of the building to receive my degree. A bachelor of science in mathematics and computing.

Id worked hard for my award. Four years at college, and many, many years before that at school. The degree had not come easily, and it was with a great sense of achievement that I received that piece of paper.

Oddly, though, my strongest memory of that day comes later. Still clad in the black gown, I walked into the city to buy lunch. A group of us, easily spotted, marked out as graduates, heading into a pizza restaurant. Easily identified. What a moment of pride!

Years on, I ask if myself what I wear now identifies me. Now, Im clothed in a robe of righteousness. Not a robe for which I worked, but a free gift. Bought at a price, but given freely to me.

Question is, as I walk down my city street, am I wearing it in a way that identifies me, that marks me out as the daughter of the King?


Member Comments
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addie mattern09/07/04
You were able to tell such a wonderful story in a little space. Very good lesson! Can people see God shining through us?
Rene Uys09/07/04
I have enjoyed this very much. Well Done Gillian!
Joanne Malley09/07/04
Gillian, Very thought-provoking last sentence. It asks a question many of us need to answer truthfully. You packed so much in a short story.
Joanne
darlene hight09/07/04
Great! Very Insightful!
L.M. Lee09/07/04
gillian, great comparison. Do our robes indentify us to the world around us?
Desert Rose09/08/04
Gillian, A lot said with few words---that is a great gift you have. I hope people read this and think more about how they are presenting the temple of God that we are supposed to be.
Lucian Thompson09/10/04
Short but sweet. Said a lot with a few words.
Margaret Reed09/10/04
I like your perspective.
Lovia Larkin09/12/04
The last line left me thinking if people can see what I wear or am I like the emporer. Thanks for making me think.