I enjoyed reading Tinyiko Maluleke's post about who our real heroes are. You can find it here (you have to scroll down quite a bit to get to the post). He writes about the South African university academics who were being acknowledged by the international community for their achievement - and about how the South African media was talking about Julius Malema. Seriously - why aren't we celebrating the people of whom we are proud and making them media icons? Why don't we hold up these awesome scholars and innovators to our young people as examples? I'm grateful to Tinyiko Maluleke for showing the way.
And as an aspirant church minister - I hope to do the right thing by the congregations in which I work and to lift up the true heroes.