Tomorrow, Dec. 1, is World Aids Awareness Day – a day that holds profound significance for a large segment of society, especially in Africa. Let us take a moment to reflect upon the challenge of this day. We are reminded of the persons who are living with AIDS or HIV who need our support, compassion and love. We remember and support those who suffer from AIDS or grieve a loss. We are grateful for the caregivers, health care workers and researchers who carry out their responsibilities carefully and diligently. Some people may choose to wear a red ribbon tomorrow, the universal symbol of support and solidarity for those living with AIDS. In whatever way each of us may choose to observe this day, may our observance speak for our belief in reaching out to all of our brothers and sisters in need.
By Joyce Iten, OSB