Hope means to keep living amid desperation
and to keep humming
in the darkness.

Hoping is knowing that there is love, it is trust in tomorrow
it is falling asleep
and waking again

when the sun rises.

In the midst of a gale at sea,
it is to discover land.
In the eyes of another
it is to see that you are understood….

As long as there is still hope
There will also be prayer….
And you will be held in God’s hands.
~Henri Nouwen,
With Open Hands, (Ave Maria Press, 1995)


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