G. K. Chesterton explained this elusive virtue better than anyone when he said, “As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is a mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength at all. Like all the Christian virtues, it is as unreasonable as it is indispensable.”
I like that. Where would we be without hope? What would the world look like without hope? Yes, hope springs eternal. That’s only true because hopelessness always abounds. Despair is only a moment, an instance away, lurking just around the next corner, ready to take everything from us. Yet, thank God, Hope remains.
Take Away: We can do works of faith and performs acts of love but how does one hope?