God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Reflections / Gedanken

22.12.2009 how are you?

“How are you” – that is one of the most heard question I encounter in the last days and weeks. People want to know how I got from one task to my new portfolio. And I find it difficult to answer: How should one feel, when the transformation from one post to the other was somehow forced, but when the result of this forced transfer came to a good end at the end. There is still that part in me who feels that it should not be allowed in church to act in a deceptive and dishonest way – on the other hand I do refuse to see myself as a victim. My way through 2009 has shown me clearly how one mean person and many people simply nodding or looking away can change the life path of someone. On the other hand it has shown me that there are people in church making their own judgement and are brave enough to act on it.

Nevertheless, a transition is never an easy thing – and one has to work to all what one has experienced to be able to answer the question “how are you?” with an honest “fine”. The learning curve was a steep one, but I am sure I go stronger into 2010 then I have been entering 2009. I am looking forward to all the new and exciting things laying ahead on my way for the coming year.

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HIV, Development and HOPE – thoughts of a Catholic priest

Being a Roman - Catholic priest and working in the fields of HIV and social development in Africa has its challenges. You will find stories and reflections about my work, about the church, South Africa and Africa, about politics and whatever triggers my interest. You are most welcome to leave a comment or to get in touch with me. Blogging means to initiate thoughts and discussions and for the writer to formulate what is loosely running around in the heart and mind in need of being sorted and spoken out.

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