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Words of Light and Hope from Tony Hawes

A new book has been written by Michael Battle entitled
“Desmond Tutu: A spiritual biography of South Africa’s
confessor.” What follows are a selection of Words from
Archbishop Desmond :-
We were made for goodness. We are made for love.
We are made for friendliness. We are made for togetherness.
We are made for all of the beautiful things you and I know.
We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.
All are welcome: black, white, red, yellow, rich, poor,
educated, not educated, male, female, gay, straight, all, all, all.
We all belong to this family, this human family,
God’s family……..
Our God is an expert at dealing with chaos, with brokenness,
with all the worst that we can imagine.
God created order out of disorder, cosmos out of chaos,
and God can do so always, can do so now – in our personal
lives and in our lives as nations, globally…..Indeed God is
transforming the world now – through us – because
God loves us……..
We were made to enjoy music, to enjoy beautiful sunsets,
to enjoy looking at the billows of the sea and to be thrilled
with a rose that is bedecked with dew…Human beings are
actually created for the transcendent, for the sublime, for the
beautiful, for the truthful…and all of us are given the task of
trying to make this world a little more hospitable to these
beautiful things……..
Goodness is stronger than evil;
Love is stronger than hate;
Light is stronger than darkness;
Life is stronger than death;
Victory is ours through Him who loved us……..