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Wednesday of Hope – Giving Birth to Hope

“Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing absurdity.”

― Vaclav Havel

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Deep Wells of Strength

Few men [or women] during their lifetimes come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.

– Richard Byrd

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Wednesday of Hope – Hope in a Caterpillar

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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.

– Margaret Fuller

Roses and Thorns

The gardener uses both roses in the flowerbed and thorns in making fences.

– Hazrat Inayat Khan, Gayan

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Wednesday of Hope – Diving for Pearls

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When the waves close over me, I dive down to fish for pearls.

– Masha Kaleko

The Blessing of the Closed Door

Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open.

– Native American Prayer

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Wednesday of Hope – Saved by Hope

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Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime;
therefore, we must be saved by hope.
Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense
in any immediate context of history;
therefore, we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone;
therefore we are saved by love.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr