Thought For The Day – Monday December 5th 2022
Today marks nine years since the passing of Nelson Mandela. At the time, in 2013, TBSHS paid tribute, including lowering the school’s union flag to half-mast.
Last week, in very important assemblies, Mr. Griffiths educated us as regards the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela and the prejudice and discrimination Nelson, and so many , suffered.
Recently, the BBC broadcast a programme with Oti Mabuse (pictured above) entitled “My South Africa”. In this very moving clip, Oti visits Nelson Mandela’s prison cell: https://youtu.be/NEX0oBAq5CE
Despite the way he was treated, despite the way his family were treated, despite the way the black community were treated, when Nelson Mandela was freed in an inspirational iconic moment in 1990, and when he became President in 1994, Nelson Mandela forgave, brought people together and practiced reconciliation, truth, love and justice. He showed the greatest moral leadership.
In Robben Island Prison, W.E. Henley’s poem “Invictus” sustained Nelson. Invictus in Latin means unconquerable or undefeated.
It is in the moments of doubt and difficulty that we find our soul and our voice to make the world a better place for others.
No one shows that more than Nelson Mandela.