We simply must take a moment to note the passing of Nelson Mandela, former Pres. of South Africa, fighter against apartheid, and architect of reconciliation.
He certainly led an extraordinary life. He met his challenges with both courage and grace. He led a full life, yet still his passing is not one anyone could really have been prepared for. All over the world his passing has been met with not only grief and mourning, but also celebrations of his life and legacy.
ABC World News Tonight on their special broadcast said he truly changed the world. Indeed. He showed how individuals and groups can harness power and make positive changes.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Mandela. Take your rest knowing you will be missed and not forgotten.