Sunday, December 02, 2007
Yesterday was World AIDS Day.
Yesterday a baby girl of 11 months old died in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She died of internal injuries because she had been raped the day before.
Everyone is saying that we still need better prevention (which I assume includes many, many things) and better treatment for AIDS, most especially in struggling countires like those that cover this continent.
They are right, of course.
But there is something much deeper and more basic needed. A gaping wound of violence needs to cleansed, closed and healed.
Standing on that healing, prevention and treatment will make headway. Or maybe they all come simultaneously, I don't know. But they won't come if one of them is not addressed.
I don't know how to help.
Prince of Peace, please come.