Over the next few months, the SFSAZ will be posting reflections submitted by various local spiritual directors. These brief collections will focus on an aspect of the spiritual life or a specific spiritual practice. We hope you’ll find them encouraging and inviting.
Hope begins with acknowledging we are poor in spirit, and then rests in the fact that the One who calms the storm and commands the waves has condescended and then befriended the likes of someone like me! It is trusting that there is no power-no person-no disease-no circumstance that can swipe me out of His hands. He’s got this. And He’s got me. I may live this day compassionate and restful of heart, clear in word, gracious in awareness of myself and others, courageous in thought and generous in love. Hope does not disappoint- the love of God has been poured out in my heart. And may that deep Hope- the trust that all is well, and all will be well, come flowing out of me and soak into everyone around.
(With help from Romans 5:5, 15:13, Julian of Norwich, John O’Donohue)