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A Word About Hope

The following meditation is by Monsignor Giussani, who was the founder of the ecclesial movement Communion and Liberation.

I wanted to remind you of the word “hope,” showing you or calling you to realize that hope is an energy, the energy of vigilance, an energy that continually pierces through, penetrates, continually tries to penetrate through the shadows. This is indicated in the expression “be vigilant” because, as everyone knows, it is the verb of the night watchmen.

The energy of hope breaks, perforates the hard walls of the tomb in which distraction, intemperance, and worries enclose us. It’s not the disappearance of distraction, intemperance, or worries; it’s that in the midst of distraction, worries, and intemperance, unconquerable hope continually breaks the walls that continually form. This is the living heart, the sign of God living within the land of the dead.


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  • heckety

    Thank you for this- its both positive and helpful!

  • Laurie

    Wonderful words on hope. Many ministries in Honduras use the word Hope in their slogans. I guess it’s the power of alliteration. But yet, hopelessness abounds here. I am printing this page and pasting it somewhere near my computer to remind that it’s one of those things mentioned in 1 Corinthians that will endure forever…

  • Weighting

    Thanks, Therese for this. I’d been impatient after hitting a weight loss plateau and trying to stay positive. This helps for that–and for darker moments.

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