Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ubuntu

Letting the words of Archbishop Desmond Tutu wash over me, as he explains the essence of a key word/way of the South African people: "One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu, the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can't exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can't be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality-Ubuntu- you are known for your generosity. We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity."

Let the waves crash over and over again!

2 comments:

JessicaChubb said...

Love this! We are learning so much more about how God created us for communinity. It is amazing when God works through his creation and we work as one. :) And I admit I am a bit partial to all things African at the moment.

Anonymous said...

Good Post. Food for thought.
- KK