hope remains

Who would even want to speak of God without hoping to see God one day? Who would want to talk about peace or love among people without wanting to experience them one day in eternity? Who would want to talk about a new world and a new humanity without hoping that we would share in it? And why should we be ashamed of our hope? One day we will have to be ashamed not of our hope but of our pitiful and fearful hopelessness which believes God is capable of very little, and in false humility does not act where God’s promises are given. Such hopelessness gives up in this life and is not capable of looking forward to God’s eternal power and glory. . . . “Hope does not disappoint us” (Romans 5:5). The more a person dares to hope, the greater that person becomes with God’s hope. People grow with their hope, if only it is hope in God and God’s power alone. Hope remains.                                                                                                                     –Dietrich Bonhoeffer, A Testament to Freedom 250-251).


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