“Hope has to be seen to be believed. It has to be made visible. It has to be something we can feel and touch. We are called to be persons who embody hope for one another. We have to be each other’s partners in hope.” -Paul Wadell, theologian
In these times I can think of no larger gift we can give one another than to be partners in hope. For a year now, many of us have lived crushed under the weight of the unimaginable. Each day another assault. Each day something we hold dear, threatened, whether it be a national park or an ill child. So we must take turns with our despair and our hope. We must hold the hope for one another. And we must partner with one another to create hope. It is this partnership that allows us to live another day.