Babalwa Mhlauli

Lovelight flower Babalwa

Diversity - Poitier & Luthuli

 

Our Universal Mother gave birth to all of us, therefore our Universal umbilical cord makes it impossible for us to be far apart from one another. The Universal mother cradles each and every one one of us in her everlasting arms of goodness and kindness. She knows no divisions. She quiets us with her love and rejoices over us with gladness. She recognises our uniqueness and diversity. She celebrates our diversity because, as Maya Angelou once said, :"We are much more alike than we differ!"

 

It's a joy to be, just to be.

To love and be loved.

To cherish and to be cherished.

 

To honor and to be honored because we are the Art of His hands, fashioned in his likeness and image.

For this reason, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."  -- Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Self love rules!

Self love is vital because there is an eternal being within us which dwells in the constant presence of the devine, unhindered by time, space and class.

 

All is one.

We are valuable and lovable beyond measure.

 

As Marianne Williamson once said, "There is nothing enlightened about shrinking, so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us."

 

Go on and shine for God. Glory belongs to him for his goodness, love and amazing grace.

Chains of Connectedness

Chief Albert Luthuli, who was elected President of the African National Congress in 1952, became the first African to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 1961. In 1963,

 

Dr. Martin Luther King was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Upon delivering his acceptace speech, he said the following words,

"So you honor the dedicated pilots of our struggle who have sat at the controls as the freedom movement soared into orbit. You honor, once again, Chief Lutuli of South Africa, whose struggles with and for his people, are still met with the most brutal expression of man's inhumanity to man."

 

By virtue of remembering his predecessor from South Africa, King proved that he was not only a great orator, but also a man who upheld the ideal of truth above all else.

Sidney Poitier captured dancing in one of the scenes of the film, Lilies of the Field, for which he won the Academy Award as Best Male Actor, and the first black performer to do so, in 1963.

 

Paying tribute to Sidney Poitier in 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "He is a man of great depth, a man of great social concern, a man who is dedicated to human rights and freedom."

Lilies of the Field