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Mathi has brought me and those I love
Many, many gifts from Mother Africa.

Some of these gifts I am joyous to receive.
Others frighten my weaker angels.

Mathi is a constant reminder to me
That we are all sons and daughters of the Beloved,

That the only God who’s dead,
Is that Old White Man God of

Ignorant posturing, and savage acts,
Destined for the dustbin of history.

Mathi has introduced me to an African God,
African philosophy, African memories.

He bears witness to a perpetual revolution
For human rights without borders.

Mathi brings, from the South African Revolution,
methodologies of reconciliation to serve
as blueprints for this new millennium.

He has connected us with Contextual Theology,
Rooted in respect for the God and the gods
Of all humanity, as locally expressed and grown,
Never to be imposed by distant hierarchies.

Mathi is a stern and loving teacher of liberation philosophy,
He manifests spectacular mind fireworks
And a heart of ineffable courage and tenderness.

He has weathered and can face up to
Great outrages to the human spirit.
He has worked well to channel his enormous force
Into thoughtful acts.

Mathi has been an armed revolutionary,
A freedom fighter, a gentle and explosive poet,
A people’s priest, comrade, brother, and sometimes trickster.

Mathi will be a window and a door to wider worlds for us all,
A spark for a thousand movements in Milwaukee the Beautiful,
South Africa, and the wider world beyond.

He is a thinker, a doer, and a great lover
Of all of God’s children.

Tonight is just one of the many miracles
Mathi has in store for us.

His vision of Timbuktu, the Untold Story,
Was a key step in the movement that will
Eventuate in Riverwest
Winning the first Nobel Peace Prize,
Awarded to a neighborhood.

I hope I live long enough to witness
Mathibela Sebothoma
Offer a poem and a benediction
On that grand, well deserved moment.

Tributo de Godsil a Mathibela Sebothoma
Godsil’s Tribute to Mathibela Sebothoma

Mathi ha traído a me y a ésos amor
muchos, muchos regalos de la madre África.

Mathi has brought me and those I love
Many, many gifts from Mother Africa.

Algunos de estos regalos soy feliz recibir.
Otros asustan mis ángeles más débiles.

Some of these gifts I am joyous to receive.
Others frighten my weaker angels.

Mathi es un recordatorio constante
que nosotros ser todo hijo y hija querido,
que el único dios que tiene muertos,

Mathi is a constant reminder
That we are all sons and daughters of the Beloved,
That the only God who’s dead,

Está eso viejo dios blanco del hombre
de posturing ignorante, y de actos salvajes,
destinados para el cubo de basura de historia.

Is that Old White Man God of
Ignorant posturing and savage acts,
Destined for the dustbin of history.

Mathi me ha introducido a un dios africano,
filosofía africana, memorias africanas.

Mathi has introduced me to an African God,
African philosophy, African memories.

Él testimonia a una revolución perpetua
para los derechos humanos sin fronteras.

He bears witness to a perpetual revolution
For human rights without borders.

Mathi trae, de la revolución surafricana,
metodologías de la reconciliación servir
como modelos para este nuevo milenio

Mathi brings, from the South African Revolution,
methodologies of reconciliation to serve
as blueprints for this new millennium.

Él nos ha conectado con la teología del contexto,
arraigada en el respecto por el dios y los dioses
de toda la humanidad, según lo localmente expresado y crecido,
nunca para ser impuesto por jerarquías distantes.

He has connected us with Contextual Theology,
Rooted in respect for the God and the gods
Of all humanity, as locally expressed and grown,
Never to be imposed by distant hierarchies.

Mathi es un severo y profesor cariñoso de la filosofía de la liberación,
él manifiesta fuegos artificiales espectaculares de la mente
y un corazón del valor y de la dulzura inefables.

Mathi is a stern and loving teacher of liberation philosophy,
He manifests spectacular mind fireworks
And a heart of ineffable courage and tenderness.

Él ha resistido y lata cara arriba
a los grandes ultrajes al humano espirite.
Él ha trabajado bien para acanalar su fuerza enorme
en actos pensativos.

He has weathered and can face up to
Great outrages to the human spirit.
He has worked well to channel his enormous force
Into thoughtful acts.

Mathi ha sido un revolucionario armado,
combatiente de la libertad
un poeta apacible y explosivo,
sacerdote de la gente de A, camarada, hermano, y a veces trickster.

Mathi has been an armed revolutionary, always
A freedom fighter,
a gentle and explosive poet,
A people’s priest, comrade, brother, and sometimes trickster

Mathi será una ventana y una puerta a mundos más anchos para nosotros toda,
chispa de a para mil movimientos en Milwaukee el hermoso,
Suráfrica, y el mundo más ancho más allá.

Mathi will be a window and a door to wider worlds for us all,
A spark for a thousand movements in Milwaukee the Beautiful,
South Africa, and the wider world beyond.

Él es un pensador, un doer, y un gran amante
de todos los niños del dios.

He is a thinker, a doer, and a great lover
Of all of God’s children.

La esta noche es apenas una de los muchos milagro
que Mathi tiene en el almacén para nosotros.

Tonight is just one of the many miracles
Mathi has in store for us.

Su visión de Timbuktu, la historia de Untold,
era un paso dominante en el movimiento
que Eventuate en Riverwest que gana el primer premio de la paz Nobel,
concedido a una vecindad.

His vision of Timbuktu, the Untold Story,
Was a key step in the movement that will
Eventuate in Riverwest
Winning the first Nobel Peace Prize,
Awarded to a neighborhood.

Espero que viva bastante tiempo para atestiguar
la oferta de Mathibela Sebothoma un poema y un benediction
en eso magnífico, merecido bien momento.

I hope I live long enough to witness Mathibela Sebothoma
Offer a poem and a benediction
On that grand, well deserved moment.

Last edited by g.   Page last modified on November 20, 2005, at 04:24 PM

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