“I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.”
Good afternoon, friends! It may not be Monday morning, but at least it’s Monday! I hope it has been a great day for you. It’s been another Monday for me.
Hope is a good Advent word. Advent, as you may be aware, is the Christian season of preparing for the birth of Christ. It begins with hope, and I love the way the Dalai Lama’s quote places hope. Isn’t hope always most profound in the darkest of days?
As a minister I am too privy to the dark days of people all around me. When I enter into the darkness of people I look for measures of hope the way the farmer does the first signs of life from plowed and planted fields. Darkness in life strips away hopes, dreams, comforts, peace, etc. to one degree or another. Is there hope the darkness will not last, that life will return, that light will prevail? I always pray I find hope.
This season is a dark time for many people, and many other people need no season for darkness in their life; it simply is. If this is a dark season for you, for any reason, is there hope in you? What is a way you can prepare for the focus of the brightness sure to come? How can you get the help you need, from anyone, to weather this storm?
Whatever color is your season right now I pray it is peaceful in you. May the green leaves of new life sprout within us all, returning us to spirit of greater joy in life. I pray that for you.