“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve
greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.”
"Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela. The Centenary is an occasion to reflect on his life and legacy, and to follow his call to 'make of the world a better place.'. . . The Nelson Mandela Foundation is dedicating this year's Mandela Day to Action Against Poverty, honouring Nelson Mandela's leadership and devotion to fighting poverty and promoting social justice for all."
It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.- Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Midweek Motif ~ Greatness
➤eminence, distinction, illustriousness, repute, high standing; importance, significance; celebrity, fame, prominence, renown ~ "a child destined for greatness"
➤genius, prowess, talent, expertise, mastery, artistry, virtuosity, skill, proficiency; flair, finesse; caliber, distinction ~ "her greatness as a writer"
I think Mandela had greatness in both senses.
Do you agree?
- Song of the Builders by Mary OliverOn a summer morningI sat downon a hillsideto think about God -a worthy pastime.Near me, I sawa single cricket;it was moving the grains of the hillsidethis way and that way.How great was its energy,how humble its effort.Let us hopeit will always be like this,each of us going onin our inexplicable waysbuilding the universe.
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- (Next week Sumana’s Midweek Motif will be ~ wilderness.)