“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful” (Hebrews 10:23).

In his reflection on Jurgen Moltmann’s Theology of Hope, Miroslav Volf reminds us of the difference between optimism and hope. Volf writes, “Optimism is based on the possibilities of things as they have come to be; hope is based upon the possibilities of God irrespective of how things are.” As the body of Christ, we are to be a breath of hope in a world that has come to think there is none.

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