- Each month the team working on this catechism presents you
with two texts, and we hope that with your help and cooperation
they will improve. Any suggestions you may have would be most
welcome, as would ideas on subject matter.
- We look forward to hearing from you.
Hope often flourishes from the core of a trial, like a plant
manages to grow through the rocks. Nevertheless, they are grieves
that leave no room for hope, we are overcome by depression, by
By experience, hope can find a way through the darkness, through
the anguish. Some among us can testify about it, they are wounded
by life, they had the experience of the dregs of society, of
going into the wilderness. They had to face their own death or
the death of some one else. Unexpectedly, they managed to go
over their distress, they are not overcome by it.
Contrary to what some times happens, their struggle has not been
in vain. They kept the passion for what is possible.
Hope dos not rely only on one person but on a group of persons,
a community or above all a people. We can stand firm if we keep
a link to people who bring hope.
Hope is some thing we desire but do not have and we don't know
that we will have it. It is a longing for without knowing the
When so many people are in distressful and hopeless situations,
we have a sense of enclosure in a universe of neo-liberalism,
of exclusion, of violence, of corruption and of over spread lying
The disillusion is real but, in the events of every day life,
we are pushed in some way to say no, to welcome and to show solidarity.
We want to participate to private associations or to community
When we are with the families stricken by diseases or death,
with our neighbors, with our colleagues at work, with the poor
and oppressed people, there is hope. It is a message of hope
for the Christians. Jesus is there, really present in these situations,
suffering with us and in the mean time opening a break through
towards a possible future.