Hope has never been more dangerous.
In Romans 5, Paul tells us that the antecedent to hope is suffering, patience (perseverance), and character.
I’m a bit ashamed to admit that for a long time, this was what our family clung to—the hope that everything would return to how it once had been. And yet, I think by now we’ve all accepted that it never will.
In the cross of Christ, we find the most profound tension of opposites: life and death.
Through memoirs and metaphors, theology and etymology, Rachel Stone (an English teacher, author, and doula) tells the story of birth and life, fear, and hope.
All our wounds, the places we have hurt others and the places that we have been hurt, can be found there in the wounds in his hands and feet.