Brothers and Sisters
Our weekend readings place us in the rhythm of both gratitude and yearning. Between the two, there is great space for hope. We are learning to be a patient people, continuing on in hope, though grateful but also impatient. We don’t give up hoping just because some of the things we long for in God’s reign of peace and justice have not happened. We’re there, and yet we’re not. So much remains unfinished; so many have not yet experienced what has been promised. Let us pray to be a people of hope, confident in the promise God has made.