Signs from God in the Life of an African Child
ROBERT CARDINAL SARAH
“I have read ‘God or Nothing’ with great spiritual profit, joy, and gratitude.” — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
“What surprises me”, God says, “is hope. And I cannot get over it. This little hope that seems like nothing at all. This little girl hope,Who is immortal.”— Charles Péguy, La Porche du mystère de la deuxième vertuNicolas Diat: This first question in our interview concerns your birth in Ourous, in the heart of the highlands of Guinea. It is not easy to understand how a child from the African countryside was able to become a cardinal. . . .Robert Cardinal Sarah: You are quite right! It is difficult to grasp what I have become today, considering my modest beginnings.
When I think about the animistic milieu, so deeply attached to its customs, from which the Lord took me in order to make me into a Christian, a priest, a bishop, a cardinal, and one of the close collaborators of the pope, I am overcome with emotion.