Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu , was born on the 7th of October 1931. Archbishop
Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal, in South Africa.
Published collections of sermons and other writings by Desmond Tutu include
"Crying in the Wilderness", "The Rainbow People of God",
"God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time", and "The
Essential Desmond Tutu".
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- So I came to the
priesthood, as it were, by default.
- And I have to say
it's been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding vocation. God has been
wonderfully, wonderfully good.
- And in many ways,
each one of us, of course, is expected to be an icon, an image of that
which is invisible, an image of God.
- So people actually,
if they want to know, "What is God like?" they would have
to look at you and me and see us as being compassionate, because God
is compassionate, as being loving, because God is loving.
- Many of us had
moments when we doubted that apartheid would be defeated, certainly
in our lifetime. But I never had that sense.
- So I never doubted
that ultimately we were going to be free, because ultimately, I knew
there was no way in which a lie could prevail over the truth, darkness
over light, death over life.
- We received death
threats, yes, but you see, when you are in a struggle, there are going
to have to be casualties, and why should you be exempt?
- But the other,
more exhilarating than anything that I have ever experienced -- and
something I hadn't expected -- to discover that we have an extraordinary
capacity for good.
- Human beings are
fundamentally good. The aberration, in fact, is the evil one, for God
created us ultimately for God, for goodness, for laughter, for joy,
for compassion, for caring.
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