When will we meet again?
It was two years ago in a church in Lima that most of the young people on the above photo heard of Diospi Suyana for the first time. Last week they travelled 1,000 km southwards to Curahuasi. Two things motivated them: firstly, they wanted to organise the programme for this year’s children’s festival and, secondly, they wanted to see Diospi Suyana for themselves.
Yesterday the group met in the hospital’s main entrance hall for a farewell photo. As a small thank you each of them was given a trilingual picture-book about the start of our mission. The book is entitled “Diospi Suyana”, we trust in God.
As long as people exist they celebrate goodbyes. And each time the question is asked, “When will we meet again?” A German folksong thinks it knows the answer: “Where shall we meet, under the lime trees in the evening!” We do not know, if things will turn out this way. But one thing is sure. Irrespective of when and where, Christians meet under the sign of the cross on which Jesus died and at the same time rejoice together over Christ’s resurrection, symbolised by the rising sun. /KDJ