God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Thoughts, inside, comments of a Catholic priest

29.12.2009 Holiday time

Going on holidays.. always an exciting thing to do, but there is also that another side to it: making the effort really to stop working, to leave work behind, to pack bags and to prepare for the journey. For me, going on holidays always have three phases: the planing one, where I am excited to go, the days beforehand, where I am sure that it is really not the right time to leave – and then finally the time after arrival where I do enjoy myself and can relax. And at the end I feel that it could really be a little bit longer.. 🙂

I am in the second stage in the moment, having to leave tomorrow for two weeks of relaxation – still have to pack and find my passports and all the rest of the documentation, but there is still a night to get it all done. Sleeping can be done in the plane.

I am also aware that the concept of real leisure holidays is not a worldwide concept. When I tried to get this concept to my adopted son some years ago, he was indeed looking at me in a strange way. The idea of longer travel to explore or doing nothing seemed to be a funny one.  I for myself know that travel really gives you knowledge and shows, how divers one can look even at certain values. We European tend to think, that everybody must see it always the same way like we do, but I guess not only we Europeans have this error of judgement.. 🙂

Well, tomorrow eve I will be in the air not able to blog – therefore already now a Happy New Year to all and everybody reading this blog. May 2010 be full of joy and blessings.

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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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