Just as 2021 ended Desmond Tutu South African Archbishop and human rights activist died. A man who was small in stature but made a huge impact on the world, Desmond Tutu was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. After his death on December 26th, many of his words of wisdom were prominently featured in the media. I decided to take some of his thoughts and use photos to connect them to me personally.
“When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.“
“I would not worship a God who is homophobic.”
“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”
“We must be ready to learn from one another, not claiming that we alone possess all truth and that somehow we have a corner on God.”
“It is by standing up for the rights of girls and women that we truly measure up as men.“
“If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN!”
“God is not upset that Gandhi was not a Christian, because God is not a Christian!”
“All of God’s children and their different faiths help us to realize the immensity of God.”
“We are made for love. If we don’t love we are like plants without water.”
“Each time we help and each time we harm we have a dramatic impact on the world.“
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.”
Desmond Tutu was someone whose words will continue to resonate with millions of people around the world in a very personal way.