It is good to look at the leaders in freedom around us. We lost one today in Nelson Mandela. His legacy of forgiveness and leadership will continue to inspire us.

http://www.deseretnews.com/top/1635/1/-The-23-best-Nelson-Mandela-quotes-in-pictures.html

Here are a few of my favorites:

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

(You may have noticed that the industrial and marketing world is all about changing the environment we “live in” thus blocking the awareness of the growth of the human consciousness and perhaps even limiting the ability to make significant growth as a person or a people. Note especially how it is done from one generation to the next and the propaganda that is spread by the media that creates the illusion of the “generation gap” and the division of people instead of the union and similarities, especially within the family.)

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Talk about faith:

“I’ve never had a single moment of depression, because I know my cause will triumph.”

This is my definition of a leader:

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

And this is not a bad definition of what I think of when I think of a saint:

“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

Let us all keep on in our efforts to shine and build a world where peace may prosper!!!

I know that there are many things that I do not know about this man and that he may have had views that are very far from what I feel is correct and align with the gospel of Jesus Christ. I do not know that for sure and I am not inclined to want to go into it with a lot of further study. I know him from this page and the movie…and we all know how far that can go into propaganda, but just because there may be some things amiss, does that mean that I cannot celebrate what is good?!!! I do not think so. I will let this stand as a witness that I believe in these concepts as they are incorporated for the good of mankind with freedom for all and to the glory of the creator, our Heavenly Father.

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