Friday, 11 June 2010

Day 1 - Ubuntu

Today's matches:

South Africa 1 v. Mexico 1
Uruguay 0 v. France 0

'Africans have this thing called UBUNTU. It is about the essence of being human, it is part of the gift that Africa will give the world. It embraces hospitality, caring about others, being able to go the extra mile for the sake of others. We believe that a person is a person through another person, that my humanity is caught up, bound up, inextricably with yours. When I dehumanise you, I inexorably dehumanise myself. The solitary human being is a contradiction in terms and therefore you seek to work for the common good because your humanity comes into its own in belonging'. Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We give thanks to God for our Anglican family and especially for the special link between the Diocese of Oxford and Kimberley and Kuruman. Let us walk for a while with our sisters and brothers there on the edge of the Kalahari desert.

Great is, O King, our happiness in thy kingdom thou our King
We dance before thee, our King, by the strength of thy kingdom
May our feet be made strong; let us dance before thee eternal
Give ye praise, all angels, to Him above who is worthy of praise. (Zulu, SA)

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