To paraphrase Dan Dupee:
It is OK if you feel like your head is about to explode from all of the things you have experienced this weekend.
I am so glad Dan ended the last session with this remark. Jubilee was an awesome, jam-packed weekend of realizing how big God is! It is going to take a while for all of us to process it. Among our favorite speakers were Bob Goff of Restore International, and Susan Isaacs. John Perkins also gave a moving talk on the need for change in Christian community and racial reconciliation throughout the world.
On the 5 hour van ride home we were all talking about the main things we are taking away from the conference. Here are a couple quotes from students:
"Something I learned at jubilee was that God may sometimes make our lives a disaster and things may be all wrong but at the end it’s going to be the best thing that has happened to us. When we yield to Him, he increases as we decrease."
"In short, this weekend confirmed what I want to do with my life. I learned so much about justice and how important justice is to glorifying God on Earth. Strauss said "justice is not optional, it is a means for order in the world that allows all people and things to flourish as God intended." In other words with shalom as the end goal, justice is the means. Psyched for law school! And I intend to be a far less humorous and charismatic Bob Goff down the line..."
PRAISE THE LORD!
Here are some more pics taken over the weekend by one of the official photographers of Jubilee. Enjoy!