Finding God's Goodness

Week 45. Hope for Justice. Keys to Hope.

Valuing others is justice. The virtue of faith grows our faithfulness.

Patience and persistence are two keys to hope. Today’s way of living certainly doesn’t help us cultivate these qualities. Many of us have to deal with negative thinking, codependency, fear of abandonment, shame, and guilt. We often feel weak, unsure, and powerless against such terrifying and constant forces.

When we think we can’t put up a fight one more day, we need to remember that we learned these attitudes one day at a time, event by event, thought by thought. And that’s the only way we can beat them—one blow at a time.

Patience and persistence must be our secret weapons. As undramatic as they are, these two inner practices will advance the struggle far more than an exhausting frontal assault that may rage momentarily and then die out

The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong.

Ecclesiastes 9:11

I am confident that patience and persistence will win out in the long run. And I am grateful for that insight

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