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Wednesday of Hope – Hope Begins in the Dark

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and. work: you don’t give up.

– Anne Lamotte

Wednesday of Hope – In the Stillness of the Quiet

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.

– Howard Thurman

Looking into the Deep Landscape

While we cry ourselves to sleep, gratitude waits patiently to console and reassure us; there is a landscape larger than the one we can see.

– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday of Hope – Dates or Milkweed?

 

Let us plant dates even though those who plant them will never see them. We must live by the love of what we will never see. This is the secret discipline. It is a refusal to let the creative act be dissolved away in immediate sense experience, and a stubborn commitment to the future of our grandchildren. Such disciplined love is what has given prophets, revolutionaries, and saints the courage to die for the future they envisaged. They make their own bodies the seed of their own highest hope.

– Rubem Alves, Tomorrow’s Child, quoted by Don Goergen, OP

These may not be date seeds, but let us be grateful for the milkweed, so that we may enjoy the Monarch Butterfly.

Gratefulness for the Entire World

Whenever feeling downcast, each person should vitally remember, “For my sake, the entire world was created.

– Baal Shem Tov

Even the orange beetles on the milkweed were created for me.

Wednesday of Hope – Where the Light Gets In

Ring the bell that still can ring. Forget the perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen, Anthem

The Fruits of Gratitude

Gratitude to gratitude always gives birth.

– attributed to Sophocles