Tuesday, December 1, 2009

World AIDS Day

This is my first World AIDS Day since I returned from Liberia and saw AIDS with my own eyes.

I can't sit back. I can't sit still. 33 million people are living and dying with HIV right now. My heart breaks for the mother who knows her time on earth is short. Who will take care of her children?

I called my senator's offices today and asked them to please support an appropriations bill that will support AIDS programs to the tune of 7.2 billion dollars (sounds like a lot, but it is a puny fraction of the 2010 budget).

What if it were you, lying on a dirt floor, too weak to sit up, too weak to swallow, your children with that look in their eyes? What would you want me to do for you? Am I doing it?

Come, Lord Jesus.

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