Hope is like the water of life, a grace that lifts the burdens off our backs.
Hope reminds us of the truth that all things change. And that, as Teresa of Ávila always taught, “With God, all things are possible.” This is not our world; this is God’s world. We did not make the rules.
We are one species of life among hundreds of thousands. If we saw through humble eyes, we could see God everywhere. That is the true practice of Hope.
Lord, all I need to do is remind myself of the brevity of my life—compared to the infinite length of life itself—to buoy my sense of Hope.
Nature is stronger and wiser than human beings. We may think we control nature at times, but we do not. We control nothing that matters.
We cannot control life or death, or the cycles of nature, or the order of the planets, or the length of our own lives.
Our own limitations fill me with Hope that You are indeed in charge of this Universe. That with each dawn, creation unfolds anew.
Help me keep the grace of Hope ever burning in my heart.”
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