Roxan Jordaan

Roxan Jordaan

What/who is God?

You are asking a Theologian! God is the essence of all life and I don’t necessary see God as a masculine figure, but rather as having very feminine attributes.

What do you say to those who say that religion is the cause of most wars?

I think God is unreleased in the silence of those who don’t oppose the wars.

What happens when you die?

From a fundamentalist Christian perspective, there is heaven and hell, but if we believe that, we become the judge of all and that is not how I know or understand God’s grace. We cannot determine the moment of grace and therein lies the mystery of our faith. I believe we enter into God’s grace when die. Heaven and hell are already present in this life and death is merely a seamless timeline. I am not frightened at all about death.

What would you do with your last 24 hours on earth?

Lie on the beach, ponder my life and channel whatever energy I have left to people who may need it. I would do all the things my family likes to do, to create the memories for them. My kids and husband have had to take a second place in life, to other greater community needs, and so it would be exclusive time with them.

Describe your life in one word?

Full of Grace

Describe yourself in four words?

Impulsive, stubborn, quickly inspired and creative.

How do you think others describe you?

Opinionated, esoteric, a comforter, and jolly.

Name a skill you don’t have, but would love?

I can’t think of anything. I feel fulfilled.

What are you afraid of?

The safety of my children.

What is your current state of mind?

A windmill

If you could ask God one question, what would it be?

How are YOU doing?

Any regrets?

Many, but one that comes to mind is that I never became a Formula One racing driver! That, and the fact that I have not consciously dealt with the practical implications of ecological theology.

What moves you emotionally?

Injustice, and anything that inspires me – a setting sun, a child’s belly laugh…

Is there one great lesson you have learnt in life?

I experience great lessons daily.

What does money mean to you?

A facility.

If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?

Greed and power.

Define success?

Being significant in any format.

What would you do with a spare 15 minutes?

I would call someone who laughs with me.

How would you like to be remembered?

By these questions: Was I brave, was I strong, and was I true?

Define what you do?

I look for opportunities and capture those moments, so I can turn them into social programs. I am an ordained minister and I work as a part time assistant minister.

What do you think of South Africa today?

A dream that needs to be re-captured. We are not where we want to be and yet, its home for me.

Describe the state of the world today?

Lost in power and losing the human face because of that. People are becoming more and more removed from one another and physical touch is becoming sacred. This makes us lesser human beings.

Name a surprising fact about you?

I have a tiny bit of OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and I struggle with that.

What is Love?

It is when we are lying on the ground, kicking our feet up in the air and we laugh together. It is total abandon, fearlessness and joy.

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