Desmond Tutu, a worthy winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, speaking on "Hope in Troubled Times":
His message, as usual, makes me smile!
People have been asking me lately, "what are we to do with the apparent problems all around us?" This question has been raised in light of the conflict in Libya, the crisis in Japan, our worldwide ecological degradation, and poverty. To those questions, and others, I offer Tutu's wisdom!
I especially like his point about the ocean. It is made up of individual drops of water. If individuals respond with hope, love, and grace to brokenness in the world, then real change can happen. We too often, get bogged down with the size of problems; and then we expect governments and large corporations to do all the good work of change...Tutu's message: you (as a person) do what is good, you make a change! Do what you can!
Grace and Peace