God, AIDS, Africa & HOPE

Reflections / Gedanken

All the mistakes necessary to grow…

Year’s end resolutions are always the best – because they are formulated quick and abandoned even quicker. Nevertheless, it is nice to have goals in life 🙂 and so my resolutions for 2016 are:

… to be more faithful to whom I am deep inside me
… to have less time for all the nonsense s’times other people throw at me
… to enjoy life even more and share it with friends and family
… to accept life as is and make the best out of it
… to allow myself to make all the mistakes necessary to grow

Doing so, and allowing you and all the others I will meet in the coming year to do the same will certainly make this world a better place for all.
A blessed 2016

Fr Stefan

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04.10.2009 Big plans and little plans..

It was a good day, a marvellous service, brief speeches and I am at the end of the day very happy and grateful for this final accord in a life’s chapter.  Two friends who happened to be actors wrote me a message, saying that they are in thoughts and prayers with me, and then they added:  “Wenn Gott Grosses mit uns vorhat, dann muessen wir das Kleinere eben lassen” – translated it would mean: if God has big plans with us, we have to leave our little ones..  I am not sure why, but this sentence, which they took from Hildegard of Bingen, a saint of the Middle Age, accompanied me through the whole day and comforted me a great deal. As did the “Halleluja” from Haendel during the service, sung by a choir and accompanied by an orchestra. Music is an amazing tool, it can lift up the hearts in a way which leaves me very often speechless.

This evening I can say that I know amazing people,  I have amazing friends and I am blessed with so many good people around me. I am blessed in so many ways that I hope I can give back of all these blessings in the years to come. To feel blessed, to count his/her blessings and to be a blessing for others – what more can describe the way a Christian life should go? But not only a Christian life, I think everybody has the right and the duty to cherish his/her blessings and to be one for others. Enough now of blessings.. 🙂

After this day, I am prepared now for the new page in my life…

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