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Our Saviour Lutheran 56 Cleveland Dr. Croton on Hudson, NY 10520 

Ubuntu


This weekend, I decided to treat myself to a new book recently published on the word Ubuntu written by the granddaughter of Bishop Desmond Tutu. While Ubuntu isn’t necessarily a Christian term, the meaning behind it lines up very nicely with Christian ideals.

In short, Ubuntu means- a person becomes a person when surrounded by people. It is this beautiful reminder of the importance of community. 

While on the surface this is a simple idea, but when conflict or disagreement shows up, it can challenge this simple idea. This is what this book focuses on a bit. The book especially touches upon apartheid and Ubuntu in the midst of that turbulent time. The book stresses that Ubuntu is something someone has and learns, it isn’t a thing. One would say, “that person is filled with Ubuntu.”

Jesus often stressed the need for community for individuals. In fact, most of his ministry involved going out to people expelled from a community and showing them they are and should be an active part of the community. It is why he continued to reach out and speak about widows, orphans, lepers, refugee/immigrants aka strangers, and those who were considered unclean. His desire was to create community. It is why I stated the idea of Ubuntu may not be a Christian specific idea, but its roots are definitely there.
Pastor Justin Johnson
Our Saviour Croton on Hudson
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