When light erases all we have been, will it be clear to us all only then how nothing mattered but love?
July 18th is Mandela Day, celebrated each year on the birthday of the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and president. It is a day to remember his life and legacy, his work to change the world for the better.
Recent tragedies are a stark reminder that we have a long way to go. Orlando. Dallas. Nice, France.
There is a lot being said: Facebook profile pictures are changed in memory of the victims, condolences are offered, politicians put their spin on it. We won’t add to the clamor.
We just leave you with a heartbroken call, a prayer, beautifully composed by Sarah Hart:
But if I live and take no stand
My weapon is ambivalence
So peace be what I live and breathe
And flood within my children
And love, come conquer my own hate
Because I want an end