Remembering Desmond M. Tutu

Source: Independent Institute
by Mary LG Theroux

“Following Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu’s recent death, in reading an article about his funeral, I was stopped by its description of him as ‘diminutive.’ Casting my memory back to our evening with him, I had to concentrate to recall that, yes, he was a short man, but his presence was immense, emanating love, humor, and inspiration. … His talk was spellbinding, in turns evoking tears as he recounted horrific descriptions of apartheid-era abuses healed through victims and perpetrators meeting together as part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission — to, at the end, laughter, then awe as he cast a vision that swept the entire audience away with him.” (01/05/22)