Below is a tribute from the MP Elizabeth May to the life of Nelson Mandela.

“Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to social justice, democracy and peace. His moral clarity and moral courage will forever be an inspiration. Let no one imagine that in our struggles the obstacles are too large or the odds too long. Nelson Mandela’s triumph in moving from 27 years of imprisonment to becoming the president of a free South Africa stands for the reality that the impossible can be made possible.”

Each of us also can have moral courage–choose kindness over pettiness, togetherness over domination, and generosity over greed.

We may think we are too small to matter.  We are not.  One tiny ripple together with many other ripples makes a large wave.  Stand up. Be your neighbour’s keeper. Have a vision of a fairer and just country.

Let’s make what seems impossible, possible.