Saturday, January 05, 2008

Desmond Tutu

Archbisshop Desmond Tutu was interviewed last night on Dutch television.
If you want to watch the interview, you can. It lasts about 80 minutes, and you'll have to be patient through the first 2 or 3 minutes, as that is in Dutch. The rest is English.
Click here.
Well worth seeing.
Great interview, great person.
I'm sure he's not perfect, but he glows with a supernatural (I'd say it was divine) strength, love, grace, peace and joy.
Amazing, when you consider the difficulties under which he has had to live and work.
We all were able to follow the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commision in the 90s.
The work of this Commission was, during those years, very impressive.
Still is.
I am struck again by the combination of grace (amnesty) and truth.
The goal of the Commission was to be graceful, but they knew that could only be accomplished by having the truth be exposed.
Liberating for victim and perpetrator.
If this isn't gospel-driven, I don't know what is.
Great inspiration for 2008.

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