by Fr. James Keller, M.M.,
HOPE opens doors where despair closes them.
HOPE discovers what can be done instead of grumbling about what cannot.
HOPE draws its power from a deep trust in God.
HOPE "lights a candle" instead of "cursing the darkness."
HOPE regards problems, small or large, as opportunities.
HOPE cherishes no illusions, nor does it yield to cynicism.
HOPE sets high goals and is not frustrated by repeated difficulties or setbacks.
HOPE pushes ahead when it would be easy to quit.
HOPE puts up with modest gains, realizing that "the longest journey starts with one step."
HOPE accepts misunderstandings as the price for serving the greater good of others.
HOPE looks for the good in people instead of harping on the worst.
May the GOD of HOPE
fill you with all joy and peace
as you trust in Him,
that you may overflow with HOPE
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
By: Fr. James Keller, M.M.,
Founder, The Christophers