Nelson Mandela

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


In 1994, Nelson Mandela became the first freely elected president of South Africa. Before that, he spent 27 years in prison for his struggle against apartheid. Apartheid was South Africa's system to separate the races. The whites had their laws. The blacks had different laws.

From prison, Nelson Mandela became the symbol for national change. His words carried great influence. So what did he say? He said no to revenge. He called only for racial equality. He asked only for justice for all. He said South Africa must free the oppressor as well as the oppressed.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. In business, a good deal is win-win. Life is the same: when both sides give, both sides gain . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

Follow justice and justice alone, so that you may live and possess the land the LORD your God is giving you.

(Deut. 16:20)

Originally aired in 2007.

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