An Exam-day Miracle?

[For young adults]

You who do your schoolwork day by day in an orderly way and then receive outstanding grades on exams may wish to skip to another article in this Sentinel. But you who redeemed a wasted term by a brilliant exam and you whose exams sadly exposed the laziness or poor study habits of a quarter—well, let's discuss this.

If, on your last exams, a much-needed miracle occurred, don't let that victory deaden your resolve to be an excellent student day by day in the coming year. If an exam-day miracle didn't come, let that simply be an impetus to right study habits this year.

Consider Jesus' parable of the talents (see Matt. 25). You don't suppose the five-talent man buried his talents until the night before his lord returned and then, by some miracle, gained the additional five talents, do you? Yes, he did reap where he hadn't sown (the talent taken from the one-talent man) but that didn't come until he had sown and reaped well during the time his lord was away.

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