In God’s Hands, by Desmond Tutu

February 5, 2015

Nelson Mandela said that “Desmond Tutu’s voice will always be the voice of the voiceless.” Tutu speaks with such moral clarity and generosity of spirit because he also speaks for a capacious God who created all people in God’s image and loves us all, yet has a special love for the marginalized. Tutu himself is clearly and fearlessly biased toward Origen’s universalism: God’s love is so powerful and irresistible that even the devil will ultimately be unable to resist it. The usual Tutu themes of ubuntu theology are here: authentic personhood is found through relationship with other persons; human differences shouldn’t divide us; differences enrich the human family. Tutu’s voice is ultimately a witness to the gospel of God’s reconciling love.