God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

28.10.2009 Lions Club

A talk at the Lions Club in my hometown Bitburg concludes the day – for 90 minutes I am telling them about life in South Africa, HOPE Cape Town and the situation in my country of residence and work. It is amazingly silent in the room, the people follow in a way which is amazing for me, questions are asked afterwards and I go home with the feeling that people were genuine interested to hear what I had to tell them.

This is a night, were I feel I can be the bridge between people of different cultural background, where bridging is done successfully and were I guess we all go home somehow touched. Now I still have to prepare for this morning, the church service and all the encounters with the students a whole morning before heading to Aachen for an evening talk.

It is tiring but rewarding to be able to touch peoples life and I am grateful to be able to do this work.  I know that a piece of Africa will stay for the time being in the Eifel.

Reading this blog again, I just realise the word amazing twice in one sentence. But I guess it describes my feeling the best – it is always a challenge to be able to touch people’s heart and mind at the same time – and for me, it is always a little miracle when it happens during an encounter of such sort. It gives a sense of meaning to what one is trying to do, it is the spice in the soup of the life of an activist.

Filed under: Networking, Reflection, , , ,

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.

Follow God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE on WordPress.com

Archives

You can share this blog in many ways..

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,053 other followers

Translation – Deutsch? Française? Espanol? …

The translation button is located on each single blog page, Copy the text, click the button and paste it for instant translation:
Website Translation Widget

or for the translation of the front page:

* Click for Translation

Copyright

© Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and HIV, AIDS and HOPE.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and HIV, AIDS and HOPE with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

This not withstanding the following applies:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

%d bloggers like this: