Thursday, October 07, 2010
Tears of Hope
I am reading Tears of Hope by Mmutlanyane Stanley Mogoba as preliminary reading for a PhD. Mogoba was President of Conference/ Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church in SA for a number of years. Simanga Kumalo recommended him to me as a powerful preacher and I am motivated by this book of addresses/sermons. They were given between 1988 and 1992 - a time of significant change in SA and which preceded even more significant change. Mogoba writes with conviction, with knowledge (that is rare these days) and with love (unfortunately also rare). His call for reconciliation and co operation between races and ethnic groups is deeply Christian. We need more of this today and less focus on black and white and so on.