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Director of Religious Life and Chaplain
September 3, 2008
The men and women, faculty, staff and trustees and their spouses
who founded Florida Presbyterian College, now Eckerd College,
worshipped a God who had special ideas about 50th years.
Shanat Yobel it was called - the Year of Jubilee.
It was a time to correct past injustices, heal old wounds, reaffirm commitments, relight flickering flames.
Today, I ask God's blessings on all of us with Shanat Yobel in mind. But not only a year of correcting injustices, healing wounds and lighting flames...
I pray for us a year of making memories that will be joyful memories 50 years from now; for a year of learning and unlearning, a year of taking risks.
May we find passion in one another's eyes.
May it be a year of hopefilled beginnings, as many as we need.
May we have a year of fulfillment and Jubilee as we begin again again.
With thanks to Bruce Coriell