Oft hope is born when all is forlorn. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King
I’ve shared this prayer from the Dominican mystic, Meister Eckhart, before. And it bears repeating. If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.
In gratitude for your own good fortune you must render in return some sacrifice of your life for other life. – Albert Schweitzer
For all that has been, Thank you. For all that is to come, Yes! – Dag Hammarskjold
As the tree is fertilized by its own broken branches and fallen leaves and grows out of its own decay, so [people] and nations are bettered and improved by trial and refined out of broken hopes and blighted expectations. – F.W. Robinson
We read in Sunday’s Gospel from Mark 10:17: For human beings it is impossible, but not for God. All things are possible for God.”