hope

The scriptures have many references to God's presence in our hearts under three headings: Faith, Hope, and Charity.  How realistic is this hope which the scriptures hold before us?  You hear people say things like: “Time is running out! Greed lays this world waste; our fearfulness stockpiles threats that threaten to bring about what we most fear; our indifference fails to act when we ought to care, and so we reduce our own power to make a difference when at last we do care....
Sr. MaryAnne is a member of an international congregation with the same spirituality as the Jesuits. The Faithful Companions of Jesus were founded in 1820. MaryAnne teaches at an FCJ school in Liverpool.In The Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says “All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.” Our world is a mess: climate change, war, violence, human trafficking, poverty, hunger, disease, loneliness... We see all this and often feel helpless. How can we respond...