"The journey had begun. And now the fear back again, the fear of the unknown, the fear of the great city where boys were killed crossing the street. … Deep down, the fear of a man who lives in a world not made for him, whose own world is slipping way, dying, being destroyed beyond any recall." (page 44)
The only way Stephen knows to combat his fears is to turn to his faith. "The humble man reached in his pocket for his sacred book, and began to read. It was this world alone that was certain."
Change and upheaval, courage and faith… these are dualities Alan Paton draws as we begin down the road of Cry, the Beloved Country.
There will be battles to fight, there will be huge life mistakes, there will be tender moments of simplicity, there will be struggle… there will be love. We'll explore those battles, those mistakes, those moments—and the love of the people and the land of South Africa as we continue Cry, the Beloved Country together in the coming weeks.
I hope you will join me on The Oprah Winfrey Show as we journey to South Africa soon. The land and its people are irresistible.