Tomorrow is World AIDS Day. We will be commemorating World AIDS Day this Sunday in FCC.
I saw a t-shirt that says “I AM HIV+” last year at a conference in Taipei last year. The + sign was made up of chinese characters – upon a closer look, it read, “parent, hotline, physician, co-worker, “maji” (close friend), boy friend, teacher/professor, partner, hook-up, classmate, family member, neighbor, case manager, sister, cyber-mate, and nurse.”
It moved me deeply. (i still want the tshirt!)
HIV/AIDS affects all of us – regardless of our sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, religion, nationality…. We know of people who are HIV+, we know people who are living with and caring for PLHIV (People living with HIV), we know communities who are affected and impacted by HIV/AIDS.
i would like to invite you to think about who you may want to lift up in prayer this Sunday, and write a short prayer on a piece of prayer and bring it to church this Sunday as part of our collective remembrance and prayer. It may someone who have already passed away, it may be someone living with HIV/AIDS, it may be someone who is affected by the disease.
Join us as we stand in together in solidarity, for the Body of Christ has AIDS.