Advent Quotes: Henri Nouwen – The difference between optimism and hope

“Optimism and hope are radically different attitudes. Optimism is the expectation that things—the weather, human relationship, the economy, the political situation, and so on—will get better. Hope is trust that God will fulfill God’s promises to us in a way that leads us to true freedom. The optimist speaks about concrete changes in the future. The person of hope lives in the moment with the knowledge and trust that all of life is in good hands.” — Henri J.M. Nouwen, Bread for the Journey

H/T Anglican Mainstream’s posting of the Dec 4 Advent devotional from the Church of the Resurrection, Tampa Florida

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