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An extraordinary man
SoVaNow.com / December 12, 2013
ON THE PASSING OF NELSON MANDELA
As the words of Micah in chapter 6, verse 8 “He hath shown thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”
The Honorable Nelson Mandela was an extraordinary man who was the image of forgiveness and freedom; a man committed to democracy, for all men. His steadfast sense of justice and peace changed a nation and motivated the world to strive for peace.
Nelson Mandela once said, “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.”
As we mourn the loss of an elder statesman we must continue to strive for equality for all mankind. We must emulate his compassion for those who live in poverty, inequality, discrimination, and are subjected to prejudice of all kind.
It is my petition that our local leaders will make decisions for the advancement of the entire community, and continue to work collectively for the common goal of social harmony and prosperity.
The Rev. Kevin Chandler