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Wednesday of Hope – Holding the Memory of Light

This is the first and most important lesson every writer learns, that words are ever only a memory of the thing itself. Like catching sunlight in your cupped hands so you have it later when the dark comes on. Sometimes, the words, the memory of the light are all we have to keep us steady until the night ends.

– Brian Andreas, Story of the Day

Wednesday of Hope – No One/Nothing is Hopeless

 

When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.

– Charles L. Allen

These doors are displayed on the lawn in front of Pilgrim Congregational Church in Oak Park, Illinois. Last year someone broke in and painted racial graffiti and swastikas inside this church preaches that God’s love includes everyone.

Wednesday of Hope – Only Hope Makes Sense

The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful.

-Paul Hawken

Wednesday of Hope – Success/Failure

Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.

– Winston Churchill

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Humor

The only thing I can recommend at this stage is a sense of humor, an ability to see things in their ridiculous and absurd dimensions, to laugh at others and at ourselves, a sense of irony regarding everything that calls out for parody in this world. In other words, I can only recommend perspective and distance.

– Václav Havel

Wednesday of Hope – Larger than Imagination

Hope is not dead, it is just larger than our imaginations.

– Kathy Hobaugh

Wednesday of Hope – The Risk to Blossom

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom.

– Anais Nin