How Pope Francis Views Advent’s Call to Hope
Advent is a “continuous call to hope,” says Pope Francis. It seems, then, that a key aim of this pre-Christmas season is to focus attention on hope’s immense importance for everyone.
But why? Is hope a problem? Sure, it can be. Human hopes frequently get dashed, driven underground.
Sustaining hope can mean surviving big disappointments and surmounting temptations to give up when our finest plans encounter confounding obstacles. Sometimes hope’s challenge is to start over, to pursue again (in new ways?) a goal whose pursuit only recently drained our energies.
Starting over can be hard. Are we tired? Do any embers of the hope that originally motivated us still glow?
Continue reading this Advent Reflection HERE.
Article by: David Gibson | Catholic News ServiceTags: #advent, #catholicnewsservice, #chicagocatholic, #hope, #PopeFrancis, #reflection