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Finding Hope

Most people experience moments of hopelessness along life’s journey. There
are of course those who experience it more than most. What are we to do if
we are caught in the swirling sea of hopelessness?
Here’s an interesting quote from St Augustine: ‘The Lord has shed his blood,
redeemed us, changed our hope... on the sea we are tossed by the waves,
but we have the anchor of hope already fixed upon the land.’
It seems that Augustine knew what it meant to be all at sea. It is also clear
that he knew that there was another way to see life, to see hope. He spoke of
a changed hope; a hope he recognised in God’s great love for us all. He
describes that hope as an anchor fixed to the land – the promised land
perhaps!

Excerpted from Deeper into the Mess: Praying through tough times by
Brendan McManus SJ and Jim Deeds
(p. 100)