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Wednesday of Hope – Cup of Hope

Drinking our cup is not simply adapting ourselves to a bad situation and trying to use it as well as we can. Drinking our cup is a hopeful, courageous, and self-confident way of living. It is standing in the world with head erect, solidly rooted in the knowledge of who we are, facing the reality that surrounds us and responding to it from our hearts.

– Henri Nouwen

The Most Important Voyage of Discovery

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separate us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it, all the rest are not only useless, but disastrous.

– Thomas Merton

Wednesday of Hope – Courage of the Fragile Blossom

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.

– Alice Mackenzie Swaim

Participating in Divinity

When before the beauty of a sunset or a mountain, you pause and exclaim, “Ah,” you are participating in divinity.

Joseph Campbell, Ancient Hindu Text

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Reborn

Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.

– J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

Every Morning New

Every morning is like a new reincarnation into this world. Let us take it then for what it is and live each moment anew.

– Paul Brunton

Wednesday of Hope – Look for the Light

There is light in the darkness. You just have to find it.

– bell hooks