Water Words – Quote of the Day

quote of the day, south africa

“Africans believe in something that is difficult to render in English. We call it ubuntu botho. It means the essence of being human. You know when it is there and when it is absent. It speaks about humaneness, gentleness, hospitality, putting yourself out on behalf of others, being vulnerable. It embraces compassion and toughness. It recognizes that my humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, South Africa
(Recipient of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize)

Blog Author’s Note: Initially, it might appear that this quotation has little to do with water. But, today, I challenge us all to think of ways.

Desmond Tutu