God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

10.09.2009 walls..

Yesterday eve, after a day of deep tiredness and exhaustion I watched the ceremony in Berlin commemorating the 20th day of the fall of the Berlin wall. And looking at the pictures I asked myself how long it take for all the walls in our church to come down, the walls that people erect to protect their faith, not knowing what is still waiting for them if they would not see faith as something I can possess, but what I have to live and to develop every day.

I went to turbulent days the last days. Finding my feet again in Cape Town, starting the real process of farewell from “my” communities, sorting out all planing and prepare for the planing meeting today of HOPE Cape Town and HOPE Cape Town POZ,  and accompanying my colleague and successor in his quest to decide, whether he really wants to stay in Cape Town. Tough decisions to make and always to ask oneself, where God leads one and what is a blessing for oneself and for others. Life can appear to be very difficult at times. Well, we will see, what this day will bring…

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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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