Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Getting Irate So That You Don't Have To

Friday, 20 June 2008

Courage, Zimbabwe....

Among the terrible things that have been happening whilst I’ve been “away” has been the heart-rendering destruction of what was left of Zimbabwean democracy. I don’t usually go in for the idea of our interfering with what goes on in sovereign nations but you really might think the international community should be kicking the old tyrant out.

Iain Dale touched my heart the other day (steady !) with this post about how we can help Zimbabweans – this is the “Friends of Zim” site he linked to.

Then I stumbled across this quotation, from Mahatma Ghandhi, which seemed incredibly apt:
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a long time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it…always.” (H/T -> AllSpirit).

This is one hell of a lot easier to say from several thousand miles away, but may the people of Zimbabwe act with spirit and with courage. May fortune be with them, and may freedom flourish in their hearts and in their precious land.

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