Thinking of Hope 34.


Expectation of fulfillment or success.

St. Jude Tadeo is considered the patron saint of hopeless causes. Many pray to him for comfort and help. But there is no such thing as hopelessness. We believe in hopelessness because our vision is blurred, our knowledge limited, and our faith weak. We forget we are eternal children of the Father, and will live on after the death of our bodies. All those opportunities we missed, the tests we failed, all the things we didn't do will be waiting for us to try again. Friends and loved ones we thought were gone forever will reappear in the eternal moment of life after death. Our Father loves us more than we can ever know here on earth; He holds us safe and secure at all times; He never harms us in anyway. Don't dispair, the mistake you made, the loved one you lost is only temporary. Hope is eternal, you are eternal.

"Desire and hope will push us on toward the future."

Michel de Montaigne
French writer and philosopher 1533-1592



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