Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Assurance of Hope

Christopher Howse in his excellent anthology ' The Assurance of Hope', writes that hope is not something like 'stress therapy' it is based on the promise of God's plan for the future. Hope is not the hand that the drowning man puts up above the wave, hope is the hand that reaches down to save you from drowning.

In fact the popular idea of 'comfort' or 'relaxing' to distance ourselves from our worries is no real answer. It is like falling asleep in the snow.

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