Tuesday, February 20, 2007


A nice definition of hope taken from Ashley and O'Rourke's Health Care Ethics, 4th ed. (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1997).
“Christian faith sees in every earthly event (even if the event is a crucifixion) a promise, an opportunity to be used, an invitation by the God of the future to help build that future.”

Of course, you have to understand what the word "future" means in Christianity. It doesn't simply mean the temporal future, although there is some kind of relationship between the temporal and eschatological future.

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