cling to Hope

While seeking out post ideas on other blogs that I rarely, if ever, visit, one link led to another which led to another (we've all done this, right? the wildness of the internet leads one all sorts of places, some good, some not so, and some awesome!), which gave me these quotes that I wanted to share today:

"Ours is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul, to assist some portion of this poor suffering world, will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good.

What is needed for dramatic change is an accumulation of acts, adding, adding to, adding more, continuing. We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale."


"In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for."

{Read the whole short essay right here. It's worth it.}

Cling to Hope, friends! Even in the hard, the bewildering, the unknown, God is still working. He is in control and that is HOPE. He doeth all things well and I, for one, am determined to trust Him.

Will you?