Prayer

TO HAVE HOPE

To have hope is to believe that history

continues to be open to the dream of God

and to human creativity.

 

To have hope is to continue affirming

that it is possible to dream a different world,

without hunger, without injustice,

without discrimination.

 

To have hope is to be a courier of God

and courier of men and women of good will,

tearing down walls, destroying borders,

building bridges.

 

To have hope is to believe

in the revolutionary potential of faith,

is to leave the door open so that the Spirit can enter

and make all things anew.

 

To have hope is to believe that life wins over death.

To have hope is to begin again as many times as necessary.

To have hope is to believe that hope

is not the last thing that dies.

To have hope is to believe that hope cannot die,

that hope no longer dies.

 

To have hope

Is to live.

 

Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo, Honduras

From Prayer Without Borders