The world mourned last week when the news was announced of the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. Below are some of his most memorable quotes that might be suitable for your parish newsletter.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Your ordinary acts of love and hope point to the extraordinary promise that every human life is of inestimable value.
Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Because forgiveness is like this: a room can be dark because you have closed the windows, you've closed the curtains. But the sun is shining outside, and the air is fresh outside. In order to get that fresh air, you have to get up and open the window and draw the curtains apart.
When we see the face of a child, we think of the future. We think of their dreams about what they might become, and what they might accomplish.