My unorganized, rambling thoughts on lament & hope: The church where I am the Assistant Pastor, Quakertown UMC, is holding an Advent service called “The Longest Night” this year. Those of us who have… Continue reading
“Hope and optimism are different. Optimism tends to be based on the notion that there’s enough evidence out there to believe things are gonna be better, much more rational, deeply secular, whereas hope… Continue reading
Nothing that is worth doing can be achieved in our lifetime; therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing which is true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context… Continue reading
Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense regardless of how it turns out.
“Waiting — that cold, dry period of life when nothing seems to be enough and something else beckons within us — is the grace that Advent comes to bring.” ~Joan Chittister, The Liturgical… Continue reading
hoping against hope i stand, dying, and behold, i live. charles wesley, ‘Jesus, lover of my soul”