Our Lady of HopePope Francis gave a TED talk called “The Future You” via video message. A happy future really is ours when we live in hope. Real hope isn’t a sappy expression of feigned positive thought–but rather, an encounter. It is the effort of authentic solidarity, “the tiny flicker of light” that will shatter the “shield of darkness”. Read the entire message. My favorite part:

To Christians, the future does have a name, and its name is Hope.  Feeling hopeful does not mean to be optimistically naïve and ignore the tragedy humanity is facing. Hope is the virtue of a heart that doesn’t lock itself into darkness, that doesn’t dwell on the past, does not simply get by in the present, but is able to see a tomorrow.

Hope is the door that opens onto the future. Hope is a humble, hidden seed of life that, with time, will develop into a large tree. It is like some invisible yeast that allows the whole dough to grow, that brings flavor to all aspects of life.

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