God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

world expedition calling

Time is running fast and my departure for Germany is coming closer with every day. “Are you excited to go on such a trip?” I am asked many times – and the answer is in the moment: “no, I am not”. There is still so much to do in the days remaining that the feeling of excitement is surely coming to short. I am rather curious looking at the expedition: I am really fit enough to go through all the stress which the expedition will put on me? Am I mentally prepared for all I will experience in the weeks to come? Can I contribute enough to the group of activists? These are the questions rather coming to mind and a deep respect for the challenges lying ahead.
Yes, we want to move the world as a team and we are willing to give the utmost to achieve that – but does the world want to be moved? Or is it not rather the case that people are tired of being moved and only want to stay in their more or less comfortable corner of life wishing for less movement and more quietness.

Being alive means to develop, to move on, to be moved, to be moved by others, to let go and to start anew every day again. One thing is for sure: I will be moved by what lies ahead of me and I will be a different person after the challenge. I only hope that my move will give others the opportunity in the net of human relationships to also change their positions – and then, we indeed have moved the world and the people.  And yes, this idea excites me indeed.

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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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