This is a tribute to men and women of good will, who care more for others than for themselves, who stand up for love, brotherhood, freedom, and peace, whatever the personal cost. These people who keep on doing extraordinary things and make the world a less selfish and a better place.
As a matter of fact, the 20th century has been filled with madness and mass cruaulty, and for the first time in history a few had the power to destroy all life on earth within a couple of hours. As Albert Camus wrote in August 1945, "The mechanical civilization has just reached its ultimate degree of savageness" : Auschwitz, Hiroshima, Dresden, Siberia, and so many other atrocities on all continents before and since WWII.
But in the same century some brave and fair men have stood up, peacefully, with a strong mind and a pure heart. In a way, they are all heirs to the Poor of Assisi, the great Saint Francis, or to the great Saint Vincent de Paul. Some of them are christians and do their best to follow Jesus steps, some of them are not, but they all share the same respect and love for men.
God bless them all, famous and unknown!
Update 2012-02-02 Copyright © Michel ENKIRI