Chapel speaker shares
"I don't want to be here
The Spring 2001 semester of chapel kicked
off the week of January 23. After some brief announcements and
a session of worship music, the air in Swor Auditorium was charged with
spiritual excitement...at least for those paying attention. Then, as the
featured speaker (the pastor of a prominent on-campus house of worship)
took to the stage, students were startled when they were asked point blank,
"How many of you are glad you are here today?"
While the question itself wasn't out of the
ordinary, the admission that followed was enough to make any listener glance
up from last week's reading assignment. "I don't want to be here either,"
exclaimed the pastor, who revealed that there were many other speaking
engagements he would rather attend than a session of MC chapel.
Students whose interest was held beyond this
were treated to a bizarre journey to the Wall of Wisdom and through the
Palace of Pleasure. The speaker then concluded that everything was, "MEANingless...a
CHASing after the wind."
-- Grandmaster Sexay