Fr. Nathan examines relevant words on this graduation weekend: Leland = Le- Land = plowed field, i.e. a field ready to be planted, to bear fruit, true of graduates. Stanford = Stone Ford, i.e. a way to cross an obstacle like a river; we can be that bridge for others. Graduate = gradient, slope, degree; i.e. a climbing, and ascending or descending as we make our way through life. Over all, God told Moses, “I Am”, i.e. the trinity is always, ever, and infinite.