Tuesday mornings services for Nelson Mandela will be one of thee events that, someday, you will look back on and say “I remember where I was at when….”
The service is historic not only for the man, but the heads of state, including US Presidents Obama, Bush, Clinton and Carter, who will be there to honor a man who was able to change a country, and the world.
Jesus said “blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” The anti-apartheid activist, who later became the first president of a free South Africa, died last week at age 95. And while his death was not unexpected, as the most important figure in Africa today, his passing leaves a vast emptiness.
If we are to believe in a heaven, we must then believe that he sits with Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, Rev. Martin Luther King and a choir of others as they look back and wonder why more people failed to listen to their messages.
Nelson Mandela will be memorialized before a crowd of thousands at a soccer stadium, that is already expected to be filled beyond the crowds that want to be a part of this celebration in Soweto, South Africa.
Communities will carry the live stream of the complete memorial service for Nelson Mandela, beginning tomorrow, 4:00 A.M. Eastern Time on Tuesday December 10.
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