Ubuntu: Human Kindness
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” Acts 20:35
Here is a story I was sent today that I just had to share.
An anthropologist was visiting an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the family of young children that whoever got to there first would win the entire basket of sweet fruits. When he told them to run, they all took each other’s hands and ran together, reaching the basket at the same time. They then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that when one could have had all the fruits for himself, they replied, “Ubuntu, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means “I am because we are.”
Now, whether this story is fact or fiction, the message rings true. I love it. Success is so much more fun when we have someone to enjoy it with.
Something to ponder! 🙂