A couple of hours ago, I wrote a post on Stress….
Interestingly, this came up in my devotions, not to long after: ( thinks got a bit off of schedule this morning)
“You suffer a lot because you realize that you don’t make the grade. You would like to do more, and do it more effectively, but very often you do things in a complete daze, or you don’t dare to do them at all.
Contra spem, in spem, – live in certain hope, against all hope! Rely on that firm rock which will save you and help you on! It is a wonderful theological virtue, which will encourage you to press on, without being afraid of going to far, and will not let you stop.
Don’t look so troubled! Yes cultivating hope means strengthening the will! ” (Escriva †)
This pretty much says it – the reason we have hope – is the Rock, our Lord Jesus Christ. It is there we start – it is in Him we live… It is His work..that gives us hope – and as we see that hope – we find His strength – which allows us to serve… and live… and realize we walk in Him!