This week, Nelson Mandela died.
He lived an amazing life. He spent 27 years imprisoned by F.W. De Klerk, the president of South Africa. He went on to become President and he made his jailor Vice-president! While his country was on the brink of a civil war, he found a way of bringing his nation together over a rugby game. He was a miracle. He was South Africa’s son and redeemer.
Growing up in the 60’s, I agonized over the plight of black South Africans. Active in our civil rights movement, I saw apartheid as the ultimate evil born from prejudice. I always imagined that South... Read More