God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

24.08.2009 First full day in office

It is amazing to see what happens after being sick and back to the office…  It seems that everybody does sense you are back. The phone rings without a break, people pop in and the email box transforms in a never empty entity with lots of demanding emails…

But after resting so much it is indeed fun to whirl around again, get things going and working like hell to get your desk back into something which looks not overly burdened with papers.
Ending my duties as chaplain soon means also to prepare a lot for the successor, winding up things, and trying to sort out all the “nitty gritties” of a 12,5 year period of permanent work.

Now I am tired and just want to go home. Well, there is also work waiting for me, but at least I can say I survived my first full day in office again. H1N1 is past – the future is still unknown but a sunny day in Cape Town did the best to make me feel comfortable today. To be able to work is indeed a blessing – and I am looking forward after a nights sleep to another day in office, meeting people, just feeling alive and kicking again.

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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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