Friday, December 7, 2012
By Rev. Jim Rosemergy
Hope springs from within us with amazing swiftness. It only takes a positive word of encouragement or the prospect of constructive change, and we are hopeful again. This positive surge of thinking is a prelude to the as yet unspoken promise of a brighter future.
Hope does not require that we know what the future holds. The prospect of a better tomorrow calls forth positive thoughts and the willingness to experience life anew.
There was once a counselor who listened intently as people shared their problems and concerns. Often the counselor would be as confused as the client. He had to choose between entering into despair with the person or pointing the way to a new life. The favorite phrase of this helper was, "There is an answer." He would continue. "I am as confused as you are, but I know there is an answer." These simple statements quickened hope.
As you move through the day, remain sensitive to the people around you and any problems they are having. Your contribution to the world today is to be willing to say, "There is an answer."
Luke 2:14 Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace among those whom he favors.
reprinted from Unity's "If Every Day Were Christmas Advent 2012"