There is hope.
There is hope for those wounded by the loss of loved ones.
There is hope for those who have been hurt by loved ones.
There is hope for those frightened for their loved ones.
There is hope for those worried about their livelihoods.
There is hope for those struggling with their health.
There is hope for those facing their own death.
There is hope for those sent into harm's way.
There is hope that is greater than other hopes.
The greatest hope is not in weapons of war, nor in the valiant soldiers who wield them.
The greatest hope is not in persuasion, nor in politicians who attempt to persuade.
The greatest hope is not in science, nor in scientists who examine and reason.
Military might has defended the innocent, but it has also tortured and executed them.
Political fight has produced the heights of freedom, but has also sunk to the depths of genocide.
Scientific sight may master the subatomic and interstellar How, but by definition ignores the Why.
Thousands of years of war, and peace is still fragile or missing.
Thousands of years of laws, and inalienable rights are still questioned.
Hundreds of years of science, and the world still groans.
But we can still hope.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed, and so became the father of many nations.
Abraham hoped in a God who created us, who loves us, and who is faithful to us, even when we are unfaithful.
Like Abraham, we can hope, even when everything seems hopeless.
And our greatest hope is that God is a God who condescended to humanity, covered our sins, and invites us to fellowship with Him.
Long lay the world in sin and error pining, 'til he appeared and the soul felt His worth...
A thrill of hope...
A weary world rejoices...
Oh holy night...
It is the eve of the dear Savior’s birth.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
There is hope.
Monday, December 7, 2009
It is the soldier, not the reporter,
Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet,
Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the soldier, not the organizer,
Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag,
And whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag.
-- Father Dennis Edward O'Brian, USMC
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
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