Certainly, our grandparents and great-grandparents did not solve everything that was wrong in their world…But oh the pain they suffered, and the colossal challenges they overcame. They survived. So will we.
Hope is a bet on the future, a belief that makes the inexplicable suffering of these present days not only bearable, but beatable.
“If one fails to dream of a more compassionate future, that is not a problem of the imagination. It is a problem of the soul, a soul turned cynical.”
We must be willing to accept the suffering of repentance – the changing of our hearts, minds, and ways – or we will remain in a fallen heap.