where does our hope come from?


“We have to be candles, burning between hope and despair, faith and doubt, life and death, all the opposites.”*

We all need hope.  I’m just so thankful for the hopeful people in my life.

‘at times, we accidentally tear a little hole in the fabric of realty so something on the other side shines through, exposing the darkness of our routine existence.’**

‘When you live in a world deadened by mental abstractions, you don’t sense the aliveness of the universe and more,  Most people don’t inhabit a living reality but a conceptualised one.’^

We need people who will blunder and fumble their way through a day with a willingness to be curious rather than judgemental, compassionate rather than cynical, and risk-friendly rather than fearful, who somehow come upon more hope than we thought to be there.

And we know, becoming hopeful people is not about how we feel but some willingness to be people who remain present in the analogue when the world is turning digital – when digital is removing us from our immediate environment including the people who inhabit it.

(*William Brodrick, quoted in the Northumbria Community‘s Morning Prayer.)
(**From Donald Miller’s Scary Close.)
^From Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.)


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