Tag Archives: disappointment

Hope rising

Every year I complain about the season’s rush toward Christmas with its apparently irresistible and irreversible consumerism. Every year I hold out hope that the true meaning of Advent might dominate the headlines and our calendars, or at least dominate my attention. And every year hectic preparation bullies aside the opportunity to appreciate “how silently, […]

The unbinding

Hope in the future may be one of our greatest burdens. Hope for a better life tomorrow, or for a resurrected life after death, may be the greatest obstacle to experiencing the resurrection Jesus offers. Living in hope of a better life to come may be our greatest waste of the life God gives us […]