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Addicted to Hope: Exploring Our Shared Humanity

Video from Green Renaissance

"Without hope is to be in a deep, dark well without a rope. Without hope nothing makes sense. We can’t pull ourselves out of bad situations, and we can’t build ourselves up. Without hope there is no light, only darkness. Hope helps us rise up from the ashes of despair. It lifts our eyes, and lets us see what could be. Hope tells us there is more, and gives light for us to continue on and find the way out of the darkness. Hope keeps us walking, searching, longing, loving. When we have hope, we can continue to share our gifts with the world. And to awaken hope in the hearts of others, is to render the most precious service. As H. Jackson Brown, Jr., said, “Hope is the magic carpet that transports us from the present moment into the realm of infinite possibilities.” Filmed in Hermanus, South Africa. Featuring Theo du Plessis To learn more about Theo's work -" from video introduction.

"Hope is a characteristic of man. It belongs to his very nature. ‘While there is life there is hope,’ wrote the Roman poets. ‘He who is joined with all the living has hope’ said the Preacher (Eccles. 9:4). So it characterizes the living. While man is alive he can hope. But the question arises:Is there any real basis for hope? Can hope be certain?

The Old Testament asserts boldly and plainly that hope is rooted in God. For the Israelites hope is neither indefinite nor uncertain. It is not wishful thinking. It is sure, because of Yahweh their God. Therefore it is a confident expectation..." from the article: The Biblical Basis of Hope

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