Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Laughing Bishop

another reason
and another hero
and the reason
as to why
I have chosen
the moniker
Laughing Pastor.

We laugh
for in the
the last word
will be
the word
of justice,

"On Sept. 25, 1977, 16 years before apartheid's end, Desmond Tutu stood before a crowd of 15,000 at the funeral of murdered black-consciousness leader Steve Biko in King William's Town, South Africa, and declared that white rule was finished. "The powers of injustice, of oppression, of exploitation, have done their worst, and they have lost," thundered the then 45-year-old bishop of St. Mary and St. James, Lesotho. "They have lost because they are immoral and wrong, and our God ... is a God of justice and liberation and goodness."
- Time Magazine

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