Through Lent with Pope Francis
I invite everyone to renewed hope, for hope “speaks to us of something deeply rooted in every human heart, independently of our circumstances and historical conditioning.Frateli Tutti
Hope speaks to us of a thirst, an aspiration, a longing for a life of fulfilment, a desire to achieve great things, things that fill our heart and lift our spirit to lofty realities like truth, goodness and beauty, justice and love…
Hope is bold; it can look beyond personal convenience, the petty securities and compensations which limit our horizon, and it can open us up to grand ideals that make life more beautiful and worthwhile”.
Let us continue, then, to advance along the paths of hope.
Jeremiah 29: 11-14 NCB
For I know full well the plans I have for you, plans for your welfare and not for your misfortune, plans that will offer you a future filled with hope.
When you call out to me and come forth and pray to me, I will listen to you.
When you search for me, you will find me.
When you seek me with all your heart, I will allow you to discover me, says the Lord.
I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.
Thought for Today
Where is your hope?
We all have hopes, maybe when we are young we have many hopes and desires.
Our hopes may decline with age, but then the greatest hope of all always awaits us: Eternal Life, however that might be.
Christ be our Light – Sung by Notre Dame Folk Choir written by Bernadette Farrell