It makes sense

Worth reading: “Hope is a state of mind, not of the world…. Either we have hope or we don’t; it is a dimension of the soul…an orientation of the spirit;…it is not the same thing as joy that things are going well…but rather an ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed…. Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.”

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he_qi_road_to_emmaus I have been leading Bible studies for a long time now. I think the first one was in 1984. When I think back, it seems to me, that each time we study St. Luke’s account called the “Road to Emmaus” the same basic questions arise. “How could these two people, clearly disciples, people who may have followed Jesus for maybe three years – having seen the miracles, the mighty works, heard the preaching, seen Lazarus raised from the dead, and heard Jesus proclaim that he would be put to death and then rise – how could they then hear the reports of the empty tomb and then walk away in a slow descent into despair? Don’t they get it? How could they not get it? Where is their faith? It doesn’t make sense.”

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4 thoughts on “It makes sense

  1. Wonderful post Seeker. >KB PS: Even though I now know your name is Perpetua, I hope you don’t mind my calling you ‘Seeker’. It fits you better in my mind. >KB

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