My daughter Denise texted me one day telling me that she’ll be graduating from De La Salle College of St. Benilde with an “Honorable Mention” award. And I replied, “Wow, that’s great!” Later on, I asked her in secret, “What do you mean by ‘Honorable Mention’ sweetheart?”
Now that it has been explained to me, let me share this knowledge with you. Academic ranking among graduates is as follows: 1st – Suma Cum Laude, 2nd – Magna Cum Laude, 3rd – Cum Laude, 4th – Honorable Mention. Poor me, I didn’t aspire nor give these things a thought in my younger days, that is why I didn’t understand the good news from Denise. If you don’t understand, you don’t appreciate. But if you do understand, you will appreciate the achievement she got which she worked so hard for.
Galatians 3:13 NKJV
13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”)…Please try to understand this verse, so that we may appreciate what Jesus has done and worked so hard for, for our own benefit. May our understanding make us love Him even more.