In pursuit of the African Dream

Today I was inspired by an article in The Times, April 12, 2012 (pg17) written by Jonathan Jansen “Learning will continue.”

The article refers to three timeless wisdoms written by one of the minor prophets from the Bible: Do justice; love mercy; walk humbly – such powerful words, don’t you think?

DO JUSTICE – we live in a country with so many angry and frustrated people. What have we done today to ensure justice was served? Do justice!

LOVE MERCY – Restoration is better than revenge. Reconciliation achieves more than retaliation. Embrace rather than tolerate brings out the best in humanity. Don’t forget how to be human in an angry world. Love mercy!

WALK HUMBLY – No man (or woman) is an island. You did not get where you are right now on your own. Remember those who helped you along life’s pathway. Remember your elders – respect them for their wisdom and the time they invested in you. Walk humbly!

Together, let’s break the cycle of inter-generational poverty through learning and formal education.

In the words of Jonathan Jansen: “wherever you go, and whatever you believe, do justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God.”

Be driven by the need to make a difference!

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