A phrase in the OPENING PRAYER of this Sunday’s Eucharist caught my eye in preparation of this week’s reflection began. There we are told that the Son was presented at...
If I were a true Christian my answer to the question: What is wrong with South Africa would be: I am!
Yes, I am what is wrong with South Africa because I have not always thought, said or done what was needed, when it was needed, and the way it was needed!
Second, I am what is wrong because I have not come out in support of the one or two, or dozens of South Africans who have spoken out or taken action when the occasion demanded.
Third, I am what is wrong because I have not challenged those in leadership when they’ve behaved like rulers who decide for “The People” what is good for them, rather than like governors who do all they can to implement what the People say they need to live a decent human life.
Fourth, I am what is wrong because I have not taken the opportunities offered to stand up for the Truth, when it was being abused and violated by those who will use any means to make themselves look good, or justify the moral shortcuts they are taking.
+Wilfrid Card Napier OFM
Archbishop of Durban