Pope Francis' recent tweet “Advent increases our hope, a hope which does not disappoint. The Lord never lets us down" is my inspiration for this month's First Friday with Francis image.
Most of us tend to think of hope as in "I hope something will happen." This is not what is meant in our Christian understanding of hope. Our Christian definition of hope is "confident expectation." Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown. There is a certainty in our future that comes through the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit, through Christ who lives in us and through the promise of the Resurrection.
Hope is a powerful force. We are endowed with boldness our faith because of hope. Love springs from hope. Hope does not disappoint as the bible tells us (Romans 5:5). The advent message for all of us is to wait forGod in patient and steadfast hope... God will not disappoint.
Enjoy! Share your faith and your hope this advent season.
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