God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Thoughts, inside, comments of a Catholic priest

23.08.2009 Where is God?

I just found this on the Internet by pure incident, and i want to share it, because it is beautiful and fits as a Sunday thought:

When Martin Buber, the great Jewish philosopher and theologian, was asked, “Where is God?” he was wise enough not to give the cliche answers: God is everywhere; God is found in churches and synagogues. Buber would answer that God is in relationships. God is not found in people, God is found between people. When you and I are truly attuned to each other, God comes down and fills the space between us so that we are connected, not separated. Both love and true friendship are more than a way of knowing that we matter to someone else. They are a way of mattering to the world, bringing God into a world that would otherwise be a vale of selfishness and loneliness.

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HIV, AIDS and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and AIDS in Africa is often a challenge. Living in Africa has also its challenges. On the other hand I feel very much blessed having all the three. So you will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa and essential information and developments in the field of HIV and AIDS. And in between personal stories and thoughts. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me - blogs - "thinking loud" so to speak is a ways of communication and exchange of ideas.

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