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'Faith Makes A Difference' (Continued from Page l) religious leader in which the writer encouraged them to 'Set thiif minds on things that are above, not on things that are on the earth." "This," continued the minister, "is our counsel this evening and always, for to do. so makes all the difference in the world to our lives." IN HIS SERMON, the Rev. Wedsworth gave the students three points to digest, "which can make a difference." "The first is the perspective we have of ourselves." He told the group that lack of faith in God will permit them to have an'arrogant concept of themselves and assuming this concept they are apt to live as though the world and everything jn it belonged to them as individuals. "This is false and dangerous. As a matter of record, history shows that individuals holding to such an arrogant concept of themselves are the ones to whom may be attributed much of the world's evil and wickedness." FAITH IN GOD makes a difference in our concept of the material world. Illustrating this second area, Rev. Wedsworth told the seniors, "It makes a great difference whether you look upon your livelihood as the opportunity to gain material wealth or the opportunity to serve God and your fellow men. He told the youth, "there is nothing wrong with the material world, but it is wrong whin wt twist it." He cited th« prodigal son as an example. , - HE EXPLAINED fM without religious faith in a material world "life is barren*-* desert of wastefulness—no real joy or .satisfaction and happiness," The clergyman's third point was the perspective of fallow man, "Our own great ttalhm, rising out of the Hebrew-Christian heritage as it did, seeks at every level of social relationship to bring about a just and decent social order. "Every dictatorial and totalitarian nation ever W exist failed in this prime principle. In the invocation the Rev. James Phillips of St. Stephen's AME Church prayed for the graduating seniors for help in a life "that is not easy." THE REV. ROBERT GEORGE of Grace Episcopal Church gave the baccalaureate prayer and the Rev. Earl Dale of the First Baptist Church, the benediction. The Sandusky High School Girls' Glee Club, under the direction of Harold Kaufman,, gave the choral presentation with'Mrs. John F. McCrystal at the organ. Linda Dale and Nancy Lay served as marshals for the ceremony while color bearers were William Burger and Perry Bensick.