Sharing the love of the Lord with the people of Southern Africa
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Kay and Jeremy with an amazing man who really lives the Gospel.
Forgiveness. Jesus preaches it; do we live it? We were recently blessed to meet a former political prisoner from South Africa. He was in the same prison as Nelson Mandela during the Apartheid era. He was imprisoned for three years for simply being part of a peaceful protest at his university. Huge strides have been made since the 90's in his country, yet a wide gulf remains economically, socially, and politically. He could so easily hang on to his anger, could so easily want revenge. Hearing his story, I was angry. Yet our new friend's message was simple, and reiterated over and over--reconcilliation and forgiveness. Yes.