God has place this wonderful creation in our hands. As U2 sings, "It's a beautiful day, don't let it slip away." We have this one life to live on this beautiful planet so enjoy these reflections on God, faith, life, and music. "After the flood all of the colors came out. It's a beautiful day."

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Remembering World AIDs Day

O God, to day I remember:
I remember that every 9 1/2 minutes someone in the US in newly infected with AIDs;
I remember the 33.3 million people infected with AIDs;
I remember those who didn't receive life saving medicine today because they are poor;
I remember those who are unable to say no and practice safe sex;
I remember the high school student  who was so passionate about AIDs that I was able to help her bring AIDs awareness and activism to our town.
I remember my fellow seminarian who had been living with AIDs for years and taught me so much and brought home that AIDs affects so many people including Black Women.
I remember the men of the AIDs caravan who made their way across the country, who taught me hospitality and hope as they shared awareness as education about AIDs.
I remember the AIDs coordinator who shared her passion with all of us.
I remember all my friends in Casper, WY who lost loved ones to AIDs.
I remember Africa today,
We remember God that tears are cleanse us as well as hurt us;
We remember, Holy One, because telling and sharing our stories renews our hope;
We remember, Gracious One, because in holding one another we help quilt the world with Your stitches of sacred joy;
We remember now, this moment all who died of AIDs

Holy One, be with us as we remember so that we never forget.  Amen.

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