Sloan addresses students in Chapel-ForumSept. 12, 1996
By Lauren Grillot
Baylor's future depends on the University successfully serving the intellectual, social and spiritual needs of its students, President Robert Sloan Jr. said Wednesday in Chapel-Forum.
'As a University we have no other reason for being here than to attempt to meet the needs of your life, so that your life will make a difference in this world,' Sloan said.
Sloan said he stressed for students that everything at the University is important, and serves as a renewing of the mind.
Sloan also quoted from Romans, encouraging students to 'know the will of God,' and 'to present yourselves as a living sacrifice....that which is good and perfect.'
Sloan said it is important to make a difference as well as have an influence in others' lives.
He illustrated this by telling a story concerning his mother. 'She said, 'I hope that when I look back on my life that I can say that I left footprints. Wouldn't it be terrible to go through this life never making a difference?',' Sloan said.
He said he challenged the students in continuing their college careers.
'Think of your life's work as a vocation, as a calling,' Sloan said.
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