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Three ways to cultivate a sense of hope, even when times seem hopeless

December 21, 2016 Washington Post article by Rev. Rob Hardies:

Three ways to cultivate a sense of hope, even when times seem hopeless”

“All Souls Unitarian, a liberal church two miles north of the White House in Washington, has seen record attendance in the weeks after the election of Donald Trump. Congregants have filled the pews, bringing fears and disillusionment about what the next four years could mean for them and for progressive causes they value, including gay rights and the treatment of women, immigrants and minorities.

The following is excerpted from a sermon the Rev. Rob Hardies gave Dec. 4 in answer to people’s questions about how in the new year, with a new administration, they can find hope.

‘What gives you hope?’  As a minister I get this question often.  But in the last several weeks I’ve been getting it all the time: ‘I’m confused.  I feel vulnerable and afraid for my future.  My kids’ future.  I’m concerned that everything I’ve worked for in my life is at risk.  How do I find hope?  What gives you hope?'”

Continue reading article here on the Washington Post website.

 

 

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