Waiting patiently in hope and expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.
Since Active Hope doesn’t require our optimism, we can apply it even in areas where we feel hopeless.
The trick comes in planning next summer’s vacation while knowing that next summer is not promised to anyone.
Every farmer who plants a seed takes a risk.
When despair grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
Courage doesn’t always roar.
Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world.
When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers’ keepers.