My husband and I are busy today preparing for tonight’s concert with the Hamilton Fairfield Symphony Orchestra (read more about it here and here), so this post will be brief. However, I did want to leave you with some thoughts of hope for the day:
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
“Love comes to those who still hope even though they’ve been disappointed, to those who still believe even though they’ve been betrayed, to those who still love even though they’ve been hurt before.” – unknown
“Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.” – George Iles
“In all things it is better to hope than to despair.” – Johann Wolfang von Goethe
“When you say a situation or a person is hopeless, you are slamming the door in the face of God.” – Charles L. Allen
The piece Arturo and I are performing tonight is all about hope. It was written in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks (hard to believe it’s been a decade …). While the piece has its angry, bombastic moments, as a whole, it was written from a place of hope for a better world rather than from a place of anger over what we’ve lost.
Hope is absolutely essential to our existence. Simply the act of making an effort for good is intrinsically valuable on its own, even if our actions for good seem to have little or no effect. With faith, with the Lord’s help, we can continue to hope.