The world is often a depressing place, as anyone living in it well knows.
Thank God for hope, which is...
1) Related to the joy of faith.
What else increases my hope?
2) Hopeful reminders to put things into perspective, like a recent tweet from @Pontifex: “When everything falls apart, only one thing sustains our hope: God loves us; he loves everyone!” Also, daily doses of hope @VerilyMag, like this.
3) Holy people, like St. Thérèse’s parents, who show us how to live holiness within family life, and St. John Paul II — whose advice on being light and love in the world is increasingly timely: “Darkness can only be scattered by light. Hatred can only be conquered by love.” And his...READ MORE