Earlier today I spoke with a person whom I care for deeply… that person needed a friend… because he was struggling and was a little disheartened at the prospect of losing a dream that, lately, had seemed to have been within reach. He wrote to me and thanked me afterwards for listening to him… and then I just felt compelled to urge him not to lose hope. And some of what I wrote struck me as a good reminder for anyone to have:
“It might seem wise, not to get your hopes up. But, I actually think that’s discouraging advice. What’s life without hope? What’s faith without hope?… I’m praying for you, and I pray you NEVER quit dreaming. Dreams are what make us strive for the great things God wants to give us. Never quit.”
Really, what I wrote is just echoing what I’ve been reading in “The Sacred Romance.” That book is teaching me a new way to think. And I think it’s helping.