Beautiful. Uplifting. Funny. And so very true.

Take 10 minutes and watch this extraordinary video, created by a class of Alabama middle school students.  It will stay with you long after it’s finished.

H/T Aggie Catholics.

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  1. This one is good too, thanks to Msgr. Pope! Be careful what Bible study you let your teenage daughter go to:

  2. Elizabeth Scalia says:

    That was great Greg, just what I needed…and an enforced ten minute break from work was also good.

  3. I’m not sure why but that moved me to tears. What a great job from these middle school students – how brave so many of them were. The school should be commended for fostering such a positive, supportive and accepting school climate and environment. Thanks for posting.

  4. Thanks Greg.

    Lovely video … gave me a huge range of emotions. I can’t wait to use it with my students at an appropriate point.

  5. When I first started watching this video, I was wondering where it would lead. I was still wondering after watching for five minutes. Then it finally dawned on me……I was watching myself!

  6. Wonderful video. I used it for part of my homily at daily Mass today as we talked about the gift of life from God and how we are called to respect the dignity and right to life of everyone from womb to tomb. I then used it with middle school students at our parish school before I did a presentation on bullying. Many people at Mass and my students said they could identify with many of I am’s. Thanks for posting this. Brought me to tears to. I’m adopted. (too)


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