Prayer for Peace
By The Writing Life on December 12, 2013
I can't find the original citation for this photo, but if anyone else knows it, let me know so I can give credit where it is due. The President of the United States travels to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's memorial service and all the news outlets can talk about is his (shocking) handshake with Raoul Castro.Seriously?God forbid we entertain the notion that everyone deserves respect.God forbid we ever consider that each person contains both light and dark.God forbid we we treat everyone who comes across our path with humanity and kindness.I hope that President Obama never hesitated or analyzed whether he ought to shake Castro's hand. I sincerely hope that on that special day he was filled with humility before the legacy that Mandela created and compelled by a sense of hope and wonder for all that this man did throughout his lifetime. . . .
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