To truly comprehend hope, one has to lose all choice.
Hope is all we can find that brings life, light, strength, comfort in a desperate place.
In this place where the only alternative is despair, hope shines brightly, radiates goodness, fills the emptiness within you, blesses you in unimagined ways.
This is the hope we mean when we speak of hope. Hope in God. Hope in goodness. Hope in life itself. Hope not for things but for peace, comfort, respite, love to bless all and transfigure our lives as it touches us. Amen