I learned to be hopeful from my mother. “I am hopeful, except when I am not.”
Br. Curtis names this particular way of being as our vocation, our calling from God. When I first listened to his sermon, “Vocation: The Call is Lifelong”, and then read it, I wondered what mine might be. And so, in longing and praying, the answer came. Hope has become the guiding light in my daily life because it is a God call. When I am stuck in negativity, confusion, anger, selfishness…, whenever I am not being hopeful, I stop and recall my vocation. The Holy Spirit leads me to turn back, and say, “I am hopeful.”
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