Got Hope?

Hope.  Do you have hope?  Can we get hope?

It seems like this time of year, anything and everything can be purchased for the right price.  What about hope? There’s lots of peace, joy and love and perhaps, yes, hope.  The hope that “this Christmas” will be the one.  The one where we feel happiness, see broken relationships mended, or find the peace longed for.  Can we “get” hope?

At Spirituality & Practice, we read that hope is something we can get.  With practice.

Hope can be learned with practice. Certain attitudes support it. One is patience, an ability to tolerate delays, a willingness to let events unfold in their own time. The other is courage, an attitude of confidence even when facing the unknown. A third is persistence, the determination to keep going no matter what happens. We have hope when we can say, all will be well, and we mean it.

In Luke 21:25-36, Jesus tells us that no matter what, he will be with us.  That’s hope worth developing!  See you tomorrow at 9 or 10:30 for the First Sunday in Advent: Hope Sunday.

God bless you with hope,

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