Christian prayer instills an invincible hope in the human heart: whatever experience we touch on our journey, God’s love can turn it into good. — Pope Francis, General Audience 10 Feb 2021
Hope and bravery go together. Last week White Sox pitcher, and nephew to Mrs. Barr, Bernardo Flores Jr., showed us this in his talk as we learned how he persevered though difficulties and how hope kept him going.
Listening to Flores really brought to life what Amanda Gorman said in an interview last month, “Hope isn’t something we ask of others, it’s something that we have to demand of ourselves,”
Hope can be risky, but when we dare to hope, like Flores did, we allow doors to be opened that may have remained closed. When we bring hope into our everyday life it gives us the courage we need to get through the rough patches and challenges that we will come up against.
Holding on to hope is not always easy, but these words that finished out Gorman’s poem The Hill We Climb can possibly help sustain us: For there is always light, if only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.
Showcasing 7th grade’s talents: 7th grade Siobhan draws us a cat with an extra long tail encouraging us to hope big.
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