Where do you find hope?
I was reading a blog recently that asked the question “Where do you find hope?” (http://blog.beliefnet.com/crunchycon) The writer stated that he found hope in the fact that most people living today, have it much worse than most of us, yet they live “lives of dignity, meaning and even joy.” He also adds, “that hope is what we Christians must have. I mentioned over the weekend that hope is not optimism, but the conviction that our suffering has meaning, even if we cannot understand it. I should have added that it is also the conviction that everything, in the fullness of time, works out for the Good. All this suffering today has meaning because in ways we cannot understand, it is for the best. That’s what hope is: evidence of things unseen. If I didn’t have Christ, I would probably be overwhelmed by despair sometimes. But because I have Christ, it is possible for me to have hope.”