Image via WikipediaRabbi Joshua Levine Grater: ‘We Are All God Carriers’: The Universal Wisdom of Archbishop Desmond Tutu
He is about to turn 80, but he has a presence and fortitude that belies his age. Not much more than 5’4″ tall, a higher pitched and sweet sounding voice emanates from his throat, overlaid with an accent that sometimes makes him hard to understand. He rose to speak, looking out over the capacity filled church, including hundreds watching on video monitors outside, and gave us the following message: God is holy, therefore we are all holy; we are God carriers, God’s stand-ins, God’s viceroys. He told us that each human being, no matter what color of skin they have, is created in God’s image, therefore is a piece of God, therefore is holy, therefore deserves respect, dignity, compassion and love. It was a message of deep spiritual depth, one that he brought around for just a moment, at the very end, to today’s reality. More on that to come.