In 2008, Desmond Tutu said –
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.
Butterfly Effects for Change – Part 8
“What I’ve come to learn is that the world is never saved in grand Messianic gestures but in the simple accumulation of gentle, soft – almost invisible – acts of compassion – everyday acts of compassion.” (Chris Abani)
- Poetry Monday: “The New Religion” by Chris Abani (ourmotherskeeper.com)