Journey to hope

The path of hope is often long and rarely straight. Hope emerges from the darkest moments of grief and loss with unexpected twists and turns while urging us toward the light.

How do you move toward hope?

The road ahead

Hope and despair, truth and lies, narratives colliding, a country in shambles. How can we grow to see the truth of another person’s lived experience? Wonder what is going on inside them? Stay curious to how the world appears through their eyes? What would it be like to walk in their shoes?

Will we then know the things that make for true peace?

One day…

“Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with all their scintillating beauty.” Martin Luther King Jr, Letter from Birmingham Jail

How do you lift fear?

Growing up

“By refusing to ask what was wrong, I was holding the fragile bubble of my world in my hand, protecting it by not questioning it, keeping it from shattering into a million fragments. I put myself into a state of arrested development by staying a child.” Madeleine L’Engle, Bright Evening Star

What are you willing to ask?

Winter storm

“My father always used to say, “Don’t raise your voice. Improve your argument.” Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.” ― Desmond Tutu

How do you speak up in light of yesterday’s happenings?

Dare to love

“My grief says I dared to love, that I allowed another to enter the very core of my being and find a home in my heart. Grief is akin to praise; it is how the soul recounts the depth to which someone has touched our lives.” Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow

How has your soul been touched deeply?