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Never Lose Hope

Never lose hope, my dear heart, miracles dwell in the invisible.

– Rumi

The lotus doesn't lose hope

The lotus doesn’t lose hope

The Promise of Hope

Hope knows no fear.
Hope dares to blossom, even inside the abysmal abyss.
Hope secretly feeds and strengthens promise.
-Sri Chimnoy

Daring to blossom

Daring to blossom

What Shall We Do when there Seems to be No Hope?

What kind of hope and vision were necessary to see this through?

What kind of hope and vision were necessary to see this through?

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
– Dale Carnegie

What Can We Not Live Without?

One can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope”
–Source Unknown

It would also be hard to live without beauty!

It would also be hard to live without beauty!

Love, the Key to Hope

Art - an expression of love, and an expression of hope

Art – an expression of love, and an expression of hope

Today’s Gospel story, on this 5th Sunday of Lent, is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We are reminded, then, to hope when our situation looks bleakest.

True love is embodied in expectancy, an eagerness to love God now as a preparation for God’s Kingdom. Our ultimate hopes are expressed by whom and what and how we now love…. True love is embodied in the act of giving and forgiving, without stint or stipulations, without anxiety or compulsion. The forgiven is not made dependent upon the giver, but upon a free un-coerced love.

– Paul S. Minear, Source: The Kingdom and the Power

 

What Is God Saying?

Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God’s handwriting.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

During this season of Lent, let us be attentive to the love letters that God is writing to us.

God's beautiful penmanship!

God’s beautiful penmanship!

The Miracle of Love

The enchantment of the hummingbird

The enchantment of the hummingbird

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

– C.S. Lewis