Tuesday, May 20, 2008
festival remembered, part two
The last handful of highlights from Festival…
Uwem Akpan was the speaker for the opening chapel service. Dressed in his full-length Jesuit robes and speaking in a rich African accent, he had my attention immediately. He told us of his times as a beginning writer, and he talked about dreams. (I love it when people talk about dreams.) But the most memorable thing he said was that God has had many more years of experience dealing with humanity than we have had dealing with divinity.
I know that should be obvious, but I loved the way he put it. It is hard, always hard, to leave my dreams in God’s keeping.