God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

pensées of a Catholic priest

Compliments of the season

Wishing you all a time full of joy and happiness in these days of Christmas and Hanukkah.

May 2014 be a year of personal growth and great insights into life and love.
May your book of life and your personal gospel be filled with the experience of unconditional love.

Blessings

Fr Stefan

 

Filed under: General, HOPE Cape Town Association, HOPE Cape Town Trust, HOPE Gala Dresden, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , ,

Seasonal Greetings to all friends and readers

Compliments of the seasons

Ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes Neues Jahr
Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year
      Ndininqwenelela iintsikelelo namathamsanqa ngexesha
Lekrisimesi nonyaka omtsha ozele ulonwabo
              Beste wense vir’n geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar

Stefan Hippler

Filed under: General, Reflection, Uncategorized, , , , , ,

Compliments of the season

Compliments of the seasons

Ein gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und ein gutes Neues Jahr. * Best wishes for a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Ndininqwenelela iintsikelelo namathamsanqa ngexesha * Lekrisimesi nonyaka omtsha ozele ulonwabo.

Beste wense vir’n geseënde Kersfees en ‘n voorspoedige Nuwe Jaar.

Fr. Stefan


Filed under: Uncategorized,

27.12.2009 Feast of the Holy Family

How many families are destroyed through HIV and AIDS? How many families are broken because it did not work out any more? How many kids are growing up with one parent or even no one?
The feast of the Holy Family seems to be put onto this scenario the three persons Mary, Joseph and Jesus – most times found with halos and an ideal of family life. I am not so sure, so this morning, I tried to look at the Holy Family a bit differently to bring them closer to my audience. What did I see?

A girl getting pregnant before marriage – Father unknown. A baby boy in a stable – very unstable circumstances of birth. A son running away from his parents during a trip to Jerusalem, a young adult without a proper income, en route with some other runaways and some women, who, according to one gospel, support Jesus. I do see a Mum standing under the cross of her son, being sentenced as a normal criminal. And I am seeing a husband, who is disappearing during the family story without any further note..

Does that sound like a realistic family? Yeap, I do think so – and what makes this family holy is not all the unrealistic things attributed to them but that throughout the family history, Mary never lost hope; it is the message, that whatever happens to a family, one should never lose hope that things are coming right again at the end.

I am not sure how things are coming right again at the end when a family is broken up completely, or parents are lost at an early stage – human understanding cannot give any reasoning. But I belive that there is a bigger picture, which does not take away the pain and the suffering, but that brings together all the ends at the end. Somehow… Let’s hope.

Filed under: Networking, Reflection, Uncategorized, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

25.12.2009 Pope knocked down….

Filed under: Uncategorized, ,

Blog Categories

Follow God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE on WordPress.com

Ball of HOPE 2020

Join us @ The Westin in Cape TownMay 23rd, 2020
89 days to go.

15th HOPE Gala Dresden

HOPE Gala Dresden - the event to be in DresdenOctober 31st, 2020
8 months to go.

Stefan Hippler Twitter Account

  • RT @Karl_Lauterbach: Wer Menschen mit Islamglauben als Kopftuchmädchen und Messerstecher pauschal diffamiert ist Rassist und nicht bürgerli… - 3 hours ago

You can share this blog in many ways..

Bookmark and Share

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,048 other followers

Translation – Deutsch? Française? Espanol? …

The translation button is located on each single blog page, Copy the text, click the button and paste it for instant translation:
Website Translation Widget

or for the translation of the front page:

* Click for Translation

Copyright

© Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and HIV, AIDS and HOPE.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Rev Fr Stefan Hippler and HIV, AIDS and HOPE with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

This not withstanding the following applies:
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

%d bloggers like this: