Do you, or someone you know, live in despair? Have you ever been lifted up out of despair and been given hope? Or, have you presumed that because you believe in Jesus Christ that hope is not necessary?
Hope is the desire for eternal life combined with the request for grace to obtain eternal life; to behold the Beatific Vision (Father, Son and Holy Spirit); to be resurrected at the second coming of Christ, with a new glorified body. We have hope that God will give us the capacity to love Him as He deserves to be loved through acts of adoration, contrition, thanksgiving and service.
As with the virtue of faith, hope also flows forth from the First Commandment Continue reading