Wednesday, January 6, 2010


 Posted by Terry McNichols

I posted a quote by Nelson Mandela after the election in 2009.  I was impressed with the quote.  On Christmas Day we saw the movie Invictus, the story of how Nelson Mandela mobilized the country of South Africa to unify around the sport of rugby.  I wasn't prepared to be so moved by the story and especially by the power of forgiveness evidenced in the life of Mandela.  DO see this movie.  You won't regret it!  Here is the quote from Mandela's inaugural address:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. Nelson Mandela - Inaugural Speech 1994

1 comment:

Karla said...

I didn't realize it was out already. All those over the age of 15 wanted to see this movie.