God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

29.09.2009 Last things take long..

Thinking of wrapping up is one thing, doing it another. I never thought that the process of getting everything done can be so demanding. Yeap, it feels like it will never take an end – and that now suddenly the time is much too short to finish off in time. Tomorrow at midnight ends my assignment as chaplain, tomorrow at midnight starts at the same time my new assignment as priest with special duties… So the old one is still demanding, the new one is already demanding – and I am running in circles. That makes one tired – therefore only a brief blog entry – I need all sleep I can get.

But we have had a meeting of POZ HOPE Cape Town today, a group building up a support group for HIV positive clergy. An exciting meeting as all are keen to make a difference. I will definitely report back on that – a major concern in my new professional life. So watch the space and be prepared to take part in a new adventure. And as always – feel free to comment and add – that is the purpose of a blog.

And I wrote a farewell letter to my headquarters, telling almost each and every one of my fellow co-workers and direct superiors about my reflection towards their actions in the last year. Not everybody will be happy about it – but I like clear words – it is so important for the inner hygiene.. 🙂

Good night for now 🙂

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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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