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Wednesday of Hope – Humor and Perspective

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Humor and Perspective”

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Humor”

Wednesday of Hope – Hope in the Darkest Times

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times. – Vaclav Havel

Wednesday of Hope – Perspective

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – Perspective”

Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Perspective

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… Continue Reading “Wednesday of Hope – The Need for Perspective”

Wednesday of Hope – Giving Birth to Hope

“Isn’t it the moment of most profound doubt that gives birth to new certainties? Perhaps hopelessness is the very soil that nourishes human hope; perhaps one could never find sense in life without first experiencing absurdity.” ― Vaclav Havel

Wednesday of Hope – An Orientation of the Soul

Hope is the deep orientation of the human soul that can be held at the darkest times. ― Václav Havel

Wednesday of Hope . . . . It Just Makes Sense

Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. – I have seen this quote attributed to several people, but I believe it is by Vaclav Havel

Wednesday of Hope . . . . 9

Hope is not a feeling of certainty that everything ends well. Hope is just a feeling that life and work have a meaning. ― Václav Havel

Palm Sunday Hope

Hope continues to hold us during Holy Week. Palm Sunday Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out. –… Continue Reading “Palm Sunday Hope”