“Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.” – Henri Frederic Amiel
This is a time of uncertainty. The coronavirus has turned normal life upside down. The threat of illness and death stalk us and many are experiencing economic problems, loneliness and frustration. It’s worth taking a moment to think about the possibility that uncertainty is the place where hope lives. When things are going well, we hope in a vague way for something even better, but we are not called to examine what is truly meant by hope. Hope is the place where our faith is tested, where God asks us to live in the moment, holding fast to our professed belief in the Gospel’s message of love and salvation. It is a time to recall that Jesus died on the Cross and hope seemed to have died with Him. Yet, we know that He rose in glory; this our promise that hope is alive.
By Karen Rose, OSB