De La Torre has little use for hope in a God who only seems to show up for Christians, never for their victims.
Hope holds us in our time. Without it, we have no place in our own history.
We need the prophets to unmask power’s seductions.
As the first Advent candle is lit, world leaders will be making their way to Paris to try to create a climate treaty.
I want the kingdom of God to be civilized. If possible I'd like to be able to keep sleeping in my own bed.
Years ago I was very good at hope. I could hope for a more celebrated position, flatter abs, or to cross the finish of Ironman. I was also good at setting goals to achieve these ends: I put my head down and knocked them off. The elation of accomplishing these goals and garnering a little attention for my efforts was a great high, but unfortunately it did not usually last long.
Jeremiah 33:14-16 (Psalm 25:1-10); 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36
Isaiah 64:1-9 (Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19); 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Isaiah 2:1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13:11-14; Matthew 24:36-44
1 Peter says we should always be ready to give a reason for hope. Always?