Laid up on the couch all weekend plagued with a cold I spent the hours lost in the pages of Bonhoeffer, a thick book I am slowly making my way through. I came across his speech he gave to his confirmation candidates in 1932. My heart was stirred as I read his ending lines of his speech, his words echoed my deepest passion, hope.
“Today you are not to be given fear of life but courage; and so today in the Church we shall speak more than ever of hope, the hope that we have and which no one can take from you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
In the quiet of my living room I whispered, yes! Let’s be a people who speak of hope fearlessly and courageously.
No one can steal our hope.
Our hope is secured.
Let’s dare to be people who hope,