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Hope/Advent/Mass

December 16, 2009

Hope seems like a tricky thing. It feels like we go through life, sifting through the muck just to find little nuggets of life. Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Why do we have to try so hard just to engage in something hopeful? Why can’t it just come naturally? It almost makes you resent the idea of hope, and begs the question “why are we stuck in this mud in the first place?”  I suppose that is why faith needs to be coupled with hope.

My heart aches for all of the families struggling to find hope this holiday season. So many people across the globe are in dire circumstances, and feel hopeless. Christmas has nothing to do with being a “Christ’s Mass”. I know, I know, that is the typical thing to complain about, but it is really hitting me hard today. I don’t have the answers as to why life is a certain way for some people and another way for others. I do know that when we do find those little fragments of life and hope, we need to cherish them and share them with as many people as possible.

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