Friday, 6 December 2013

Advent :: Day Six

I have never really used my blog as a political platform or as a place to comment on news or world affairs, yet the death of Nelson Mandela yesterday has prompted me to delay my scheduled advent post.
 
photograph: BBC
 
Of all the wonderful tributes that poured out last night I was struck by the words of President Obama who among other things described Nelson Mandela as a "profoundly good human being".
And I thought that in this advent season... the season of good will to all men...  wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all strive to be more profoundly good every day.
 
Nelson Mandela
18th July 1918 - 5th December 2013

11 comments:

September Violets said...

To put others before yourself as he did is something to admire. Let's hope there are more people like him still to come in this world.

Joanna said...

An amazing man, truly an inspiration.

x

Heather said...

He was a remarkable man. There can't be many in the world who have gone from freedom fighter to national leader.

annjennyg said...

An extraordinary man, full of love and grace. A true inspiration to us all.

Lesley Turner said...

an inspiration for all - thanks for this thoughtful post

Joanna said...

High praise indeed for a great man.

Printed Material said...

A light has definitely gone out in the world. I think you've captured the essence of it all perfectly Gina. Wise words, well said.

Annya said...

Mandela was special, it was great that Obama didn't use his death as a political platform. I thought his words showed real insight.
Annya

dorothypandorasbox said...

Very well said Gina. I totally agree

Julie said...

A very special man and a great loss. I agree with your sentiment, well said.

Robin Mac said...

I also was struck by President Obama's words. what a wonderful epitaph for a very great man.