Friday, December 6, 2013

Mandela: Gave Us Peace

27 years in prison. It would have been easy for him to be angry. To strike out in vengeance. No one would have blamed him.  But he did not.

He chose to reconcile.

He chose the road to peace. He stopped a certain civil war. He healed a nation by forming a Truth
Commission that made everyone charged with a hate crime on every side the war fess up on record, gain forgiveness and move forward with their lives.

So say he was not perfect. Yet never claimed such a position. And quite frankly who among the critics were responsible to stopping a war that could have easily claimed millions of lives. None of the naysayers---that we know for sure.

Mandela you gave us peace. You gave us a better direction for a brighter future. And you liked stamps too! (yes I had to throw that in there.)

May God reward your heroic efforts here on Earth. We could use a few more.

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