FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE

My last post discussed faith and its importance in our lives. The writer of Hebrews defined faith as “being sure of what we hope for.” One definition of hope is “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” So, I’ve become confused about this. If we have sufficient faith isn’t hope no longer in our vocabulary? But we can’t take it out of our vocabulary because Paul told the Corinthians that “faith, hope and love remain”. I would welcome any comments expressing your views on this subject because it is stuck in my mind and I think it will be until I find a suitable resolution.

The nearest I’ve come to understanding comes from my own daughter’s blog. As many of you know, she writes letters to Carter at dearcarter.blog. I read the first letter again, and once I dried my eyes thought about the “journey of hope” she mentions. She even defines what she is hoping for: healing, answers, light and peace.” Faith then, is what enables her to put one foot in front of the other to walk this journey. And the reason she is walking this journey is love. She loves her baby boy; we all do. But there is no love on earth like a mother’s love. I think, maybe hope, or I’m sure there will be a follow up to this subject, but again, please leave a comment if you have it sorted out in your mind.

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