God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

14.08.2010 Whom will you meet…

…whom you encounter? This is a question I am always asking myself when going on travel, trying to tell the story of HOPE Cape Town and of the millions of people living with HIV and AIDS in South Africa.

Will I be able to bridge the gaps of reality here and there? Can I touch their hearts and minds to make them understand where I am coming from and where most people will end without a helping hand, a meaningful consideration which might not change the world, but the world of one individual – or better: two worlds: the world of the person, who helped and the person, who received the help…

It is indeed always an adventure to make oneself heard and through all the talks, there should be visible the faces of those who are born on the disadvantaged side of life. Our world is not perfect, will never be, but I am sure we can make a difference to bring more balance to the living conditions of those walking the planet.

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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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