“Many were sternly telling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me’” (Mark 10:48)!
Hope will not be silent. Hope will not rest. Hope is not bound by limitations of time or circumstances. Hope is faith waiting for the rest of the story to be written. Though blind, the hope of Bartimaeus allowed him to see other possibilities for his life. Hope is our continuing insistence that things will be different.