Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible. William Sloan Coffin

Hope is a potent spiritual practice with the power to pull us through hard times. It lends a forward thrust to bold projects and dreams begun with great commitment, ardor, and idealism. Between impossibility and possibility, there is a door, the door of hope. We all want to walk through that door into a new world of love, kindness, and freedom.

“I believe in a new world. I do, yes I do,” goes the hymn written by Protestant minister Al Carmines. It continues: “And I live in this trust: that although everything I see may turn to dust, we are moving inexorably, inexorably, inexorably, toward a new world.”