God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Reflections / Gedanken

10.10.2010 Durban Airport

Durban Airport – waiting for my flight back to Cape Town. Like usual it was a filled Sunday with the service of the German-speaking Catholic Community Durban at 10 am. A full church and a very good atmosphere to pray and to contemplate the gospel of today. It felt simply good to be back after one year. After the service as usual meeting with the people, coffee and cake and lots of chats and exchange. The place in front of the Marimba Hall is packed with people, all in lively chats and discussion. That’s how I imagine communities abroad where the service is also a space to meet and greet and share.

Afterwards then to the Oktoberfest in the German Club – from the Hell Angels to the nuns, all are there, enjoying the Humpa Band and Eisbein and Schnitzel and a good beer in the heat of Durban. Also here lively chatter around every table. It is quiet different from Cape Town, where people come and go while in Durban, most are here for the last 20, 30 years and one knows each other. And in the midst Sr. Agnes, well know to all churchgoers as well as those who have not found the way to church yet. 🙂

Back at the airport time still to answer email and to write this block before Cape Town is calling again and a full week is ahead…

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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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