ZOOTV Leg 1: 1992, North America

Dec
05
2013

"Love rather than hate..."

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Bono remembers Nelson Mandela.

'It was as if he was born to teach the age a lesson in humility, in humour and above all else in patience.

In the end, Nelson Mandela showed us how to love rather than hate, not because he had never surrendered to rage or violence, but because he learnt that love would do a better job.  Mandela played with the highest stakes.  He put his family, his country, his time, his life on the line, and he won most of these contests. Stubborn til the end for all the right reasons, it felt like he very nearly outstared his maker.

Today, finally, he blinked. And some of us cry, knowing our eyes were opened to so much because of him.'

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yurimakaruk
23 December, 2013
Good words for even better Speaker.
Mandela is indeed great example for anyone who wants to change his country. I pray today's EuroRevolution in Ukraine will learn from his example and follow the steps of Ordinary Love....
marlex2
14 December, 2013
Words by Bono
Only Bono could find the right words that I would never find myself. Thanks!!
SagePearl
10 December, 2013
The Light
Such was the light, Nelson Mandela had been to the world, even when he spent over a quarter of his life in prison. In the last words from Buddha, we must now be our own lamps. We must find the benevolent seeds of wisdom and accomplishment, Mr. Mandela had sown, and foster them to our best of our ability. After all, we are all responsible for what's going in this world, no one was ever to have meant to always live seperately as if an island. @--->----
NanyandGonzo
09 December, 2013
An exceptional human
Speechless, he existed in our time and space. He taught us with examples. He'll be forever in our history and memory. Definitely his movie is a must in my list. Now, let's put his example into practice, freedom, equality, co-existence, please.
electricco
07 December, 2013
Madiba
Long live Madiba Mandela days forever ; ))) and silver & Gold Too & suncity ////
dzjiepie
07 December, 2013
The most important man since ......
For me Nelson Mandela is the "black Christ" What Madiba did for the world cannot be forgotten. Do we have to wait another 2000 years before someone stands up like Nelson? Thanks for everything Madiba, we will miss you. Rest in peace.
musicabona
07 December, 2013
Beautifully said
Bono´s words are moving and very beautifully put. Despite his long imprisonment, Mandela never gave up his love, courage and belief in equality, dignity, freedom and a democracy for South Africa. A great man of peace and president who has turned this world into a better place. Rest In Peace, Nelson Mandela.
bad newman
06 December, 2013
In the name of love......
"One come in the name of love, one man comes and goes, one man comes here to justify, one man to over throw........in the name of love....." These lyrics could easily be about Mandela.......we may never see his like again but a privilege to have been around when this great man lived. RIP.
Etre
06 December, 2013
Only love
He shows the world that only love, only love unites our hearts


shirley2010
06 December, 2013
The lesson you taught us
Love is.....forgiveness
nah
06 December, 2013
Beatitudal blessings to you Mandela
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3-10
htenbrinke
06 December, 2013
Hope
A few tears and at a lot of hope Henri
lucvanhout
06 December, 2013
Thank You Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela has teached the world a great lesson in humility. U2 can be proud about the friendship with Nelson. Thank You great man!
rasta
06 December, 2013
THE MEANING OF LOVE AND HONNOR
It is with a sad heavy hearts that we all say farewell to this great, great man. Much change has come, for the better. But we all know there is much more to go. Bless you Ja you are and forever will be in our hearts. "ONE LOVE" : HUGH G (rasta)
Patty726
06 December, 2013
The world should be able to learn by exa
If only the world would learn from the example of Nelson Mandela ....... the ENTIRE UNIVERSE would be better for it! Rest in Peace to a great man. You will never be forgotten.
fly39
06 December, 2013
Mandela.
goodnight man
alibono
06 December, 2013
MADIBA
"I can't fight you any more, it's you I'm fighting for The sea throws rock together but time leaves us polished stones" …from the swamplands of Louisiana to the high peaks of Kilimanjaro…from DR. KING´S AMERICA to NELSON MANDELA´S AFRICA - THE JOURNEY OF EQUALITY MOVES ON!!! (Bono) Rest in peace, Madiba!
Matty t
06 December, 2013
mattyt
Nelson Mandela the voice for forgiveness, freedom and peace for the world by breaking down the human barriers we all put up.....
pepebasabeleoz1
06 December, 2013
Viva Mandela!
his thoughts faith and words will never die.
cocainomano
06 December, 2013
Trascendig
He has transcended to another plane, one more spiritual. He was a man who combated inequality, with him we learned the meaning of surrender in the hands of love Rest in peace
Todd333
06 December, 2013
Freedom
Truly a man who's decisions and efforts created change. Let us remember what he did, and try to live up to it. My thoughts and prayers go to his family.
Kimse
06 December, 2013
Heaven on Earth ...
Is what you created. A garden of believe, love and understanding. Your are more than a legend, you are a Saint. You brought so much to humanity, you gave all what you have and much more than you could imagine. I'll teach my children your values, give them hope, love and understanding. The World became a better place because of you Mandella. You are and Will allways be my hero. Rest in peace. Kim Frederiksen, Denmark
KittyCatClaudine
06 December, 2013
Made whole and purrrrrfect once more. Wo
Seen for who he wasn't and not seen for who he was, then rose to greatness for The Cause of Love. Found worthy to suffer with the sufferings of Christ. Thanks for carrying that cross, Mandiba, thanks. XOXO, purrrrrr.
WillemW
06 December, 2013
Goodbye Madiba
That 1 man made this impact in the world must be followed by all others. Mandela died but his ideas should never died, goodbye Madiba
kuifje
06 December, 2013
Extraordinary Man
Nelson Mandela stood tall. He understood what the world needs, what people need. May his effort be an example for everyone and bear fruits to the current and future generations. We will never forget you.
JohntheBaptist
06 December, 2013
Welcome in heaven
Dear Madiba, your struggle did come to an end. You fight the good fight. Now it's time to have real rest and real peace. You gave your life for this! No more fighting, no more hate, for you in heaven is Ordinary Love! Rest in Peace, my dear brother!
pilotdb
06 December, 2013
David Bild
Most want their loved ones to live with them forever. To share in life and to learn from that knowledge we have yet to gleam. As the father of a nation and a teacher to all the world I truly feel a great loss.
Raheny66
05 December, 2013
Mandela
Thank you, good night and God bless
quasimodo
05 December, 2013
In the name of love
Thank you for your love. Thank you for making the world a juster, better place. I feel connected to every human being who is grieving for you. We will never forget you, your wise words and doings - R.I.P.
Gina71
05 December, 2013
Nelson Mandela
The world has lost a great treasure today, December 5 2013. Thank you Mr. Mandela for inspiring us and that your legacy will live on forever!
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