On this Feast of St.
Before, I always lived in anticipation .
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.
We define hope not as something you have, but something you do.
Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them.
Only gratefulness, in the form of limitless openness for surprise, lays hold of the fullness of life in hope.
We did not ask for this room or this music; we were invited in.