Often hope is confused for naive optimism, like a form of denial. Augustine of Hippo reputedly said,
“Hope has two beautiful daughters.
Their names are anger and courage;
anger at the way things are
and courage to see that they
do not remain the way they are.”
How does this quote alter your understanding of hope?
Visit the Radio New Zealand page and read today’s news. Where do you notice “anger at the way things are”? How might this translate into courage, and then into hope?