Thursday, December 8, 2011


“If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.”

-St. Clement of Alexandra

I think anybody could apply this quote into their lives, especially with all the challenges that occur every day.  I don’t feel that this “hope” is the same hope that the English language is perceived by most. 

In Portuguese, the word for hope is “esperar,” which is literally means to expect.  In this sense, the word “hope” is part of the definition of the word “faith.”  Just as in Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Therefore, think that faith is regarding things expected.  This doesn’t mean that whatever we expect will occur, but in fact means that as we display our faith in Jesus Christ, we are actually expecting that we will do whatever the Lord expects of us.     

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