God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensée of a Catholic priest

11.12.2009 Friday afternoon

Friday afternoon.. a long week gets to an end and slowly but surely it is time to close the office and to await the weekend. This evening is the Annual years end dinner of the Archdiocese of Cape Town, Sunday the 25th anniversary of the Catholic Church in Tafelsig – before I have to go to the airport – after the celebrations in Tafelsig there is still an evening out on my list with friends from Germany. It’s funny, but weekends seems to be as busy as weekdays… knowing that the church is against Sunday work, it is time also to advocate a free weekend for priests. 🙂 COSATU for priests – wouldn’t that be an interesting one?? 🙂 Just joking. 🙂

3rd Sunday of Advent is arriving – and hopefully from the 4th Sunday things will calm down a bit, so that there is time for some reflection of Advent and Christmas before it is over again. I guess that we priests are specially tempted to forget to make time for ourselves, especially in those important times of the church year. Every year the same old resolutions to do it differently, but at the end: time passed, same story as usual.

Today we also had our last formal meeting with the senior staff of HOPE Cape Town – discussing all the small things still waiting to be tackled before everybody is going into holidays – but it seems that almost the whole time, at least the office of HOPE Cape Town is occupied with somebody. So no complete shut-down.

Everybody a great weekend and the blessings of the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

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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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