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HOPE IS A CHOICE…PART 1


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IN A 3 PART SERIES…
GOING TO DISCUSS THIS
U MY FRIEND…!
U WELLCOME TO AGREE
OR DISAGREE…

Hope Is a Choice

Hope isn’t based on fuzzy dreams of the future; it’s grounded in remembering how we made it through the past with God’s help.
“Hope,” the fantasy writer Margaret Weis wrote, “is the denial of reality.”I completely disagree.

Reality is the only thing we have that can possibly nourish hope. Hope is not based on the ability to fabricate a better future; it is grounded in the ability to remember with new understanding an equally difficult past-either our own or someone else’s. The fact is that our memories are the seedbed of our hope. They are the only things we have that prove to us that whatever it was we ever before thought would crush us to the grave, would trample our spirits into perpetual dust, would fell us in our tracks, had actually been survived. And if that is true, then whatever we are wrestling with now can also be surmounted.

Hope lies in the memory of God’s previous goodness to us in a world that is both bountiful and harsh. The God who created this world loves it and us in it, but at the price of our own effort, at the cost of our own craving for more of the vision, more of the depth, more of the truth of the life. The God who made this world has blessed it with good things, yes – but all of them take working at: coconuts need to be cracked, soil needs to be tilled, mountains need to be climbed, water needs to be conserved. God does not do this for us. God simply companions us as we go. God has given us in this unfinished world a glimpse of eternity and walks with us through here to there, giving us possibility, giving us hope.

The proofs of eternal rebirth are everywhere. Spring comes every year. Dawn comes every morning. Love happens out of hate. Birth absorbs the pain of death. And people everywhere look to Nirvana, to enlightenment, to reincarnation, to resurrection in the hope of eternal renewal. To the Christian, both the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus we see as proof of God’s will for the world, and in the Paschal Mystery the demonstration of the cycle of struggle.

TO BE CONTINUE…

 

2 responses

  1. n

    Wow, this is deep my friend, of course in order to have hope there has to be reality for sure. Sometimes, hope keeps us from falling apart and we live in reality. Hope is something to look forward to.  I disagree with the author, that hope is the denial of reality, doesn’t make sense to me.  Good blog, but very deep indeed, xxluvya dear

    January 16, 2008 at 21:36

  2. Dallas

    This is an excellent thought and I completely disagree with the author. Had God not continued to hold hope for Mankind we would not be here. I love your insight! Thank you so much for this thought!
    HUGS
    Dallas

    January 16, 2008 at 22:16

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