He has been the brunt of so much harsh criticism. It is refreshing to be reminded in his own words of the vision and light of which the soon-to-be-former Archbishop of Canterbury is capable.
The office of the Archbishop of Canterbury has released a video in which Rowan Williams invites us to ask what kind of world we want to hand on to our children and our grandchildren.
In three and a half minutes the Archbishop offers a profound challenge for us all to consider how we inhabit this world.
This video also offers good news about the life and work of the Anglican Church around the world at a time when Anglicanism, like its Archbishop, seems frequently to be the object of attack and ridicule.