God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Reflections / Gedanken

23.12.2009 Last shopping

Like in any other household, also a priest’s one is not immune against the practical consequences of the festive season – so the last shopping spree secured enough stock to survive the coming days of Nativity. And one can sense that “business” is dying down – less emails except for all the good Christmas wishes – less phone calls – it seems that a day before the “Heiligabend” everybody is indeed concentrating on his or her own business to finalize whatever is outstanding…

My sermons are prepared – for Christmas Day as well as the Feast of the Holy Family – and also most other urgent office stuff is attended to… so tomorrow it will be a more quiet day in preparation of the big feast.  What is more to say? Just that I wish all readers a Merry Christmas – may the blessings of this feast be felt for you all still in the new year – and may you enjoy hours of joy, peace and harmony with whomever you chose to celebrate these days. And may the world take a deep breath and stop all violence and wars during this festive season.
May the death toll on our streets in SA decline and may most people only start drinking after the midnight service..  🙂

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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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