Mandela did not say itby Cathy Conrad, Albuquerque, N.M.
In the May 20 “Grace and Truth,” a passage is incorrectly attributed to Nelson Mandela. In fact, this passage is found in A Return to Love, a book by Marianne Williamson. Mandela’s inaugural address can be found on the Internet.
A little thoughtful reflection on Nelson Mandela’s life should be sufficient to inform us that such a man would not author the sentence, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?” These words sound, rather, like the words of a New Age guru, which they are.
Associated Issue: Poverty in the suburbs - May 20, 2008
Associated Article: Release and growth
- Urgency and patience
- A wedding registry with the earth in mind
- Passionate (not angry) peacemakers
- The wounds of war
- May peace prevail
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