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Wednesday of Hope – Room for Great Hope

There is always room for great hope. For at every level of despair there is the possibility of giving up. In the midst of every dimension of delusion there are sparkles of sanity…. In the early years of life, giving up usually takes the form of faith. A leaping forward into a belief that one is loved, accepted, forgiven and redeemed just as one is, with nothing special needing to be done. In later years, giving up more often comes from despair. From the wisdom of realizing that no amount of continuing effort, no amount of fixing, will enable one to ‘get it all together.’ Despair then is forever a doorway to life.

– Gerald May

What Is the Future We Are Creating?

The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made. And the activity of making them changes both the maker and their destination.

– John Schaar

Wednesday of Hope – Wendell Berry’s Wisdom

When despair for the world grows in me,
And I wake in the night in fear . . .
I go and lie down where the wood drake
Rests in beauty on the water,
And the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
Who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.
I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day blind stars waiting with their light.
I rest in the grace of the world and am free.

– Wendell Berry

The Best Seeds to Plant

When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.

– Ma Jaya Sati

Wednesday of Hope – Dwelling in Possibility

I dwell in possibility.

– Emily Dickinson

Where Do You Tell Your Secrets?

The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.

– Jalaluddin Rumi

Wednesday of Hope – Go Forward with Hope

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.

– Jesse Jackson