Wednesday, July 21, 2010
WE ARE NOT BORN WITH HOPE. We decide to have hope and we can increase our hope by practicing it. Living and walking in hope means being forward-looking and enthusiastic about today because changes are in the offing. But it means more. It implies exerting Kingdom thinking while we live and walk on planet earth. Jesus taught us to pray, “Your Kingdom come.” Having a Kingdom outlook is an outlook of hope. We dare to take unpopular points of view because we hope for a world that enjoys the absence of competition, adversarial communication, war, ill will, greed and selfishness. We are advocates of governance that shows compassion. We stand against policies that further disadvantage the poor. We speak about and practice mercy and grace universally, like Jesus did. Such hope results in deep contentment.