A Tribute to Mandela

Dear Friends,

 

How apropos that today as I wrote about We The People, South Africa’s great leader, Nelson Mandela, passed on.

 

I wanted to come back on today and say a few words about this noble leader.

 

If you read my earlier blog post today, you will know that I encouraged us all to be great leaders in a nation where authentic leadership often falls short.

 

South African President, Jacob Zuma, says about Mandela, “Our nation has lost his greatest son.  Our people have lost their father.”  He goes on to say, “Wherever we are in the country, wherever we are in the world, let us reaffirm his vision of a society… in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another.”

 

An NBC article writes, “In his jailhouse memoirs, Mandela wrote that even after spending so many years in a Spartan cell on Robben Island – with one visitor a year and one letter every six months – he still had faith in human nature.”

 

Oh may we all strive to remain IN faith in God and in human nature!  We must be willing to go again and again and again in our stand for Love and Liberty, no matter how many times we feel pushed down or less than and no matter how many reasons we have to lose faith in humanity.

 

We must continue to believe in righteous leadership and continue to be the righteous leaders we so need in this country and world.

 

Nelson Mandela is a bright and shining beacon for us all today on this December 5, 2013.

 

We all have the inner potential and the Divine spark to live our lives representing the triumph of the human spirit as Mandela so did.

 

May our hearts ever stay soft.

 

With love,

julie

 

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