Category: Hope / Healing

Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .

We survey the events in the world . . . the horror, the violence, the greed, the devastation that is happening to our planet . . . and we would like to throw up our hands. We believe that we are, in our time,… Continue Reading “Does the Future Look Dark to You, then . . .”

Another Reason to Hope

Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by the sorrow, pain, and violence in our world. Still the Resurrection teaches us to hope. No matter how hopeless a situation or a person’s behavior may appear, there is always a reason to hope. In the words of Mahatma… Continue Reading “Another Reason to Hope”

Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom

The message of the Gospel is a message of Resurrection – of Easter. It does not deny darkness. It does not seek to cover-up Good Friday. We are always pointed toward Hope – toward Easter. In the words of the beloved Pope John the… Continue Reading “Hope in the Face of . . . Seeming Doom”

We Hold onto the Promise in Hope

On the 5th Thursday of Lent we read from today’s passage from Genesis 17 of God’s faithfulness I will maintain my covenant with you and your descendants after you throughout the ages as an everlasting pact, to be your God and the God of… Continue Reading “We Hold onto the Promise in Hope”

God Is Always Doing Something New

Today’s First Reading is a wonderful passage from the 43rd chapter of the Prophet Isaiah. For me it brings to mind a promise from the Prophet Jeremiah. God has plans for us . . . something new that we can’t even begin to imagine.… Continue Reading “God Is Always Doing Something New”

We Live in Hope

We feel we must disagree with those prophets of doom, who are always forecasting disaster, as though the end of the world were¬† at hand . . . In the present order of things, Divine Providence is leading us to a new order of… Continue Reading “We Live in Hope”