Minister’s message October 2014

To the members and friends of Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church

In my reading recently I came across a quotation from South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu which describes the concept of community amongst his people.  He describes it in terms of living as a larger village, with human beings who are all interconnected with each other, and with each of us having an effect on our brothers and sisters.  He writes:

“One of the sayings in our country is Ubuntu – the essence of being human. Ubuntu speaks particularly about the fact that you can’t exist as a human being in isolation. It speaks about our interconnectedness. You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you have this quality — Ubuntu — you are known for your generosity.  We think of ourselves far too frequently as just individuals, separated from one another, whereas you are connected and what you do affects the whole world. When you do well, it spreads out; it is for the whole of humanity.”

May it be so among us.


In Christ,

Rev. Bob Smith

One in Christ, Reaching Out to Many