Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spes... the Final Frontier

Have you ever had to wait at an airport and be subject to the incessant bad news coming from the tellys suspended every ten feet for an hour or more? Every 20 minutes the bad news repeats itself on the cable news networks with only the occasional new tidbit tossed into the mix of mayhem, murder, and market madness. No wonder sales of meds for depression and high blood pressure never falter.

The true and faithful Christian continues in hope in spite of persecutions from governments, from other religions, and from those who believe in diversity as long as it does not include a Christian in that mix. A Disciple's faith feeds that hope which in turn, fuels the fire in our bellies to continue the difficult road every day. We need hope and God is generous when we pray for hope. He always answers our prayers. Spes... hope... really is the Final Frontier in today's overcast world. (HT to Gene Roddenberry).

As a kindness to yourself, turn off the bad news and open the Good News for some uplifting strength. May hope be your companion, your faith fervent, and charity your signature on your every action.

3 comments:

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I just pretty much avoid the news when I can. I would rather focus my mind on loftier things.

PlainCatholic said...

Michelle, we do too. No sense in dwelling on things that we cannot control when we have God who controls all things. We can pray and praise.

Daughter Of St.Francis said...

Well said. Let us deal with our drop of water in the ocean and leave in faith the rest to God.


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