Whilst we know the impact of hope in the darkness, let’s remember that darkness can’t extinguish hope. Of itself, it doesn’t have the power to do that.
Hope brings light. It is real.
It might be the light of a flickering candle flame. But by its very nature, it dispels the darkness in its immediate surroundings. We can see, where we previously had no sight.
Being really practical about this – hope makes a difference. It isn’t just an idea or a vague wish.
It illuminates and shows things up that otherwise wouldn’t be seen. Hope frees us to make choices that are generous and generative. It offers insight. Literally.
We don’t cultivate hope to bring light. Hope is light and requires us to do something with it. Like a flame, it doesn’t exist in isolation.
Hope is our story of who and what comes next.
So I wonder, how are you and I cultivating hope and light around us?