Today we celebrate the life of Archbishop Desmond Tutu who died a few hours ago.
We give thanks for his life lived in faithful partnership with God
to heal this broken world:
A life shaped by the character of Jesus.
A life of compassion and justice.
A life of truth and forgiveness.
Archbishop Tutu put flesh on the words from today’s reading from Colossians 3:12-17.
We have a special Yellow Banner that was raised earlier today
in the Archbishop’s honour.
I include a line to a most beautiful and appropriate “hymn” to mark this day:
“It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning in the broken world…”
Deep peace, Alan