I feel Barack Obama’s pain—not the pain of the man who is president but the pain of the person who receives praise for his intellect that is almost always followed by the word but.
I believe that all faiths arise and endure because they have something to teach us. Today’s blog is the second of a three-part reflection on my own faith. If you come from a different religious tradition, please consider sharing what you’ve learned from your own faith in the Comments section at the end of today’s blog post.
What is hope?
“And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.” I Corinthians 13:13 (New Revised Standard Bible)
Of the three abiding spiritual gifts, hope is the one I find most challenging. Though sometimes God seems distant to me, the Presence I’ve always felt in my most joyful and challenging moments sustains my faith that God exists. And love? I’ve seen the face of God in the faces of the people who love and care for me too often to question that.
But hope? Hope is elusive. Continue reading What is Hope?