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Archbishop Desmond Tutu & VSP's

Edited cus I am a dumbass.

Today as I was replying to someone on Facebook I was reminded of something. That thing I was reminded of was that Archbishop Desmond Tutu called me a VSP (Very Special People). Ok, so he called everyone else in attendance at the 2000 ELCA National Youth Gathering a VSP too, but still it is something special that I will never forget. Here is what I wrote to that person today on Facebook:

I have been to 2 National Youth Gatherings myself & they are such amazing events. When I was a youth at the 2000 National Youth Gathering in St. Louis, Archbishop Desmond Tutu (if you dont know who he is, google him) was one of our speakers and what I still remember to this day is that he said we were all VSP's (Very Special People).

When we walked out of the dome that night to head back to our hotel, we all looked at each other and were like "OMG, Archbishop Desmond Tutu called us Very Special People", and looking back on that, he is right. We are very special people, each and every one of us are.
As I wrote that today, I started to again think back to what Archbishop Desmond Tutu said to us that evening, and looking back on it, which I have done many times, what he said is true, we are VSP's. But not just me, not just those who were in attendance that evening, everyone are VSP's. Each and every one of us on this rock we call Earth are VSP.

I know sometimes its hard to remember that with all the bull crap that we deal with on a day to day basis. It does not matter who you are, what your story is, if your black, white, gay, straight, American or Iraqi and so on:

Everyone is a Very Special Person!


( 2 People Thought — Tell Me What You Think )
Jun. 19th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
I'm rather fond of Bishop Tutu, myself.

I count myself as fortunate and blessed that I have met, and can count as a friend, a member of the ANC, the only one-armed, one-eyes, white Jewish lawyer on the South African Constitutional Court, Justice Albie Sachs.

Jun. 19th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
I feel stupid...
You know, I now feel stupid. It was Archbishop Desmond Tutu who said that. I have no bloody clue why I thought it was Nelson Mandela. Guess my brain is not as sharp as it once was - http://www.bobandstacie.com/travelogs/stlouis/gathering.htm

Once you said Tutu, my brain clicked. Man, I feel stupid some days.
( 2 People Thought — Tell Me What You Think )


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