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Wednesday of Hope – Hold Fast to Dreams

Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly.

– Langston Hughes

May We Always Find the Capacity to Appreciate

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.

– Abraham Maslow

Wednesday of Hope – Breathing Hope

Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.

– Arundhati Roy

Earth Belongs to All Living Creatures – Not Just Humans

To all earth’s creatures God has given the broad earth, the springs, the rivers and the forests, giving the air to the birds, and the waters to those who live in water, giving abundantly to all the basic needs of life, not as a private possession, not restricted by law, not divided by boundaries, but as common to all, amply and in rich measure.

– Gregory of Nazianzus

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 – 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

The World Is Created by Love

I believe that the world was created and approved by love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love, and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed only by love.

– Wendell Berry