“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul.” Emily Dickinson We need hope as our companion as we try to navigate through our rapidly changing and often unstable world. Can we get control of violence before we destroy ourselves? Can we take care of the planet before we destroy it? Can we re-imagine human flourishing? Hope keeps the future open. Hope is one of the virtues (faith, hope, and charity) and, at least in my life, needs shoring up. We will focus on hope during this devotional and strive for a renewal of hope using scripture, story, and even a bit of planet-saving poetry.
Frances Lee Menlove