Hope gives life. Are you capable of giving life?

“Youth are the hope of a people; we hear this everywhere. But what is hope? Is it to be optimistic? No. Optimism is a mood. Tomorrow, you wake up with an upset stomach, and you’re not optimistic; you see everything in a negative light. Hope is something more. Hope is something that endures through suffering. Hope knows how to suffer to bring forward a project. It knows how to make sacrifices. Are you capable of making sacrifices for a future, or do you only want to live today and leave what comes to those who come after? Hope is fruitful. Hope gives life. Are you capable of giving life?”—Pope Francis

Reflection:
Have you ever considered that suffering and sacrifice could go hand in hand with hope? How do you avoid the temptation to live only for today?

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Friday, September 24, 2021
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