Friday, December 6, 2013

A Humble Man of Peace: Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela passed at the age of 95 yesterday. He was someone to admire - a humble man of his time who stood for what was right and wrong. He believed in democracy for South Africa and spent twenty seven years in prison for it.

From his autobiography Long Walk to Freedom:  I have walked that long road to freedom. I have tried not to falter. I have made missteps along the way. But I have discovered the secret that after climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.

A Nobel Peace Prize winner, Mr. Mandela is now at rest. However, we on this earth have a lot more hills to climb.


  1. Such a sad day, but he's left an amazing legacy.

  2. It's a shame that South Africa still has so many problems after all the sacrifice. Apparently crime is more rampant there than ever.