This week is HOPE, and since the my well of hope is quite dry right now, I thought it was best to look outwards...
Today is WORLD AIDS DAY.
(and appropriately, here is the website)
Maybe I can spend a little time today considering a disease that still grips much of our world (almost 3 million new infections in 2009).
Years ago, when I was helping with a program in Nigeria, the face of AIDS was very real to me...
More recently it's been that guy I like on Project Runway
AIDS has been out of the national discussion for some time now, but according to a quick googling (that's how far from this issue I've fallen) the disease isn't disappearing anytime soon
So it's advent, and specifically the part of advent where I consider how I find hope out there. Or maybe that's wrong. Maybe it's how I find ways to provide hope. To fill other dry wells. Tonight I'm going to a candlelight service on my former university campus. So I'll be doing the only thing my little liturgical heart knows how to do - gather and light a flame.