From our member Carmen H.:
. . . the sighting I mentioned at the last meeting was from the Summer 2013 issue of Latin Mass magazine in an article by Michael J. Rayes who regularly writes a column on Family Life. The current article is entitled, “The Hopeful Family” in which he discusses the need for natural hope “to remain motivated to keep up our household, teach our children, and plan for the future. There is something about the human person that craves natural hope and ever reaches for it.”
He goes on to say, “Consider this paradoxical musing from G. K. Chesterton: As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is a mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength at all. Like all the Christian virtues, it is as unreasonable as it is indispensable. (Heretics, 1905, VIII).”
Thank you Carmen and please keep these coming in (everybody!) it is a great way to get exposed to new reading sources and authors who appreciate great thinking!!!