Pause + Pray

People of Hope


The optimist believes everything will work itself out. As Christians we are not optimists; we are people of hope. This means placing your trust in the God who saves. He is always at your side. Think of what God has done for you in your life. Think of those moments when things seemed too much for you to handle, but in the end you came out stronger. God has never left you and never will.


Come Holy Spirit, ease my weary mind
with the confidence that you are near.
I place myself under the shelter of your wings.
I do not know what lies ahead,
but with you at my side I dare to go forth in hope.


Review this past Sunday’s Gospel passage and find a word or action of Jesus that gives you hope today.

Clifford Hennings, OFM

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