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I speak to you today on behalf of BYU’s Alumni Association. They were married a short time later, which, I suppose, solved their religious problems.
Four members of my family are out there with you in this sea of blue before me—part of this great BYU class of 2018.
It has been said that “80 percent of success is showing up,”1 but even more important than our physical presence is our mental presence. He wrote: The Present is the point at which time touches eternity.
Of the present moment, and of it only, humans have an experience analogous to the experience which [God] has of reality as a whole; in it alone freedom and actuality are offered.2 Yet sometimes we live in the past like Napoleon Dynamite’s Uncle Rico, who obsessed that he could be “soakin’ it up in a hot tub with [his] soul mate” if only the coach would have put him in fourth quarter.3 Yes, you probably could have won that intramural T-shirt if not for that one ref who had it out for you. I am sure our experience is not foreign to this audience.
Just to make sure I wasn’t late, I started out for Provo more than two weeks ago. I am not sure where I made the wrong turn, but the next thing I knew I was seeing road signs that said Jerusalem, Nairobi, Bangalore, and Hong Kong!Finally, all of the eyes in the room were focused on Shane. “As for the important lesson this year,” he said, “I protect dignitaries for a living. We learned that it is critical to always plan an escape route.” He paused, put his hand on the side door that he sat next to, and said, “And I’m using mine right now! What an impressive and inspiring sight to see all of you graduates gathered here today to celebrate an end and a beginning! BYU exists to provide an outstanding education in an atmosphere of faith.You have entered and learned, and now it is time to go forth and serve. But I believe BYU also exists because of the opportunity it provides to connect us with others. My dad and my mom met at BYU in a class called Your Religious Problems.I first connected with President Kevin J Worthen when he was my state and local government professor at the BYU Law School almost thirty years ago. While I was a student, another one of my law professors, Jim Gordon, invited me to be in the bishopric of a student ward a few months after Joy and I had married. How I love him and look forward to hearing from him today, like all of us do.While it was slightly intimidating spending the Sabbath with one of my law school professors, that connection during those two years created incredible mentoring that changed my life. My most recent BYU connection was at a meeting a couple of weeks ago arranged through the BYU Student Alumni’s BYU Connect.
On behalf of all of you and our governing board, I thank President Kevin J Worthen, his associates in the administration, those on this marvelous faculty, and all of the efficient staff at this university. You will value your graduation picture of you striding across the stage with your diploma in hand for the rest of your life. Story One: Humor and Humility While I was governor of Utah, I attended a dinner at a mountain resort.