Originally posted at Quincy Anglican.
The Diocese of Quincy mourns the death of Nelson Mandela, treatment and we pray for the repose of his soul and for the comfort of his family and the people of South Africa.
Nelson Mandela’s life was full of witness to his strongly-held beliefs: the manner in which he endured imprisonment for many long years, his ceaseless determination to work for racial equality, and his true Christian charity in the face of those who hated him.
Mandela’s patience and steadiness in working for what he believed in is encouragement for us all, particularly for Christians under persecution for the Truth’s sake.
May Mandela’s spirit of determination teach us all a lesson about steadfast faith, constant patience, and abiding hope in a cause that is larger than ourselves.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercies of God, rest in peace and rise in glory.
The Rt. Rev. J. Alberto Morales, OSB IX Quincy