Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience (Romans 8.24b-25)
I desire (and pray and work, in my daily living, for) a world of friendly folk dwelling under a kindly sky overseen by a benevolent God where gracious words of best intention are spoken by all with the sincerity of truth and to all actions, whenever harm befalls any one, the justice of swift and compassionate redress is rendered.
Have I ever experienced this world? No.
Do I, laboring under the weight of my cynicism and in the breadth of my life’s experience, expect, tomorrow, to behold this world? No.
Nevertheless, have I, do I, will I (in the light of my finest, most faithful hopes and in the shadows of my most glaring failures at being my best self) labor to do my daily part to bring such a world (already alit in my thinking) to life in my living? Yes.
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