Picture credit: Bible Society / Andrew Boyd
The words of the royal wedding sermon at Windsor Castle, by the Most Rev Michael Curry, speak volumes to Africa:
‘Imagine governments and nations where love is the way.
Imagine business and commerce when love is the way.
Imagine this tired old world when love is the way, unselfish, sacrificial redemptive.
When love is the way, then no child will go to bed hungry in this world ever again.
When love is the way, we will let justice roll down like a mighty stream and righteousness like an ever-flowing brook.
When love is the way, poverty will become history.
When love is the way, the earth will be a sanctuary.
When love is the way, we will lay down our swords and shields, down by the riverside to study war no more.
When love is the way, there’s plenty good room, plenty good room, for all of God’s children.
Because when love is the way, we actually treat each other well, like we are actually family.
When love is the way, we know that God is the source of us all and we are brothers and sisters, children of God.
My brothers and sisters, that’s a new heaven, a new earth, a new world, a new human family.’
– Sermon at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, 19 May 2018, cited at ABLI by Professor Mumo Kisau.