- The Rev. Arianne Rice
Lenten Reflection: Thursday after Ash Wednesday
For in hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what is seen? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Romans 8:24-27)
“When reality seems beyond the point of hope, some people lift up their eyes beyond reality and gift us with the dream, from which sparks of hope fly and ignite in those who hear it.”
- Bishop Michael Curry, “Love is the Way”, p. 86
Have you ever been saved by hope? What causes you to despair right now? How can you move from despair to hope? What do you hope for?