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Posts from the ‘Hope / Healing’ Category

Wednesday of Hope – A Way of Living

Hope is not just a feeling. Hope is a way of acting and a way of living.

– Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Hope is with You

Hope  

Hope is with you when you believe
The earth is not a dream but living flesh,
That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie,
That all things you have ever seen here
Are like a garden looked at from a gate.  

You cannot enter.
But you’re sure it’s there.
Could we but look more clearly and wisely
We might discover somewhere in the garden
A strange new flower and an unnamed star.  

Some people say we should not trust our eyes,
That there is nothing, just a seeming,
These are the ones who have no hope.
They think that the moment we turn away,
The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist,
As if snatched up by the hands of thieves.

– Czeslaw Milosz

Wednesday of Hope – for the Next Generation


The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason for hope.

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wednesday of Hope – Which Does Not Depend on Hopes

Faith leads to beliefs, just as hope leads to hopes. Yet faith does not depend on beliefs, nor does hope depend on hopes.

– David Steindl-Rast

Wednesday of Hope – Hope Is the Way

Hope is not just a feeling. Hope is a way of acting and a way of living.

– Joanna Macy

Wednesday of Hope – Dragons Can Be Killed

Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.

– G.K. Chesterton

 

Wednesday of Hope – Virtue

Hope is not merely a feeling. Hope is a virtue, a firmly established attitude of the heart, a basic bearing of the whole person.

– David Steindl-Rast