And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

But of these three that abide – faith, hope and love – perhaps hope is something that has not been as fully addressed. Where would we be without hope? You know, most of us live daily in the midst of pressuring conflict – it’s a worldwide pandemic from which none of us are immune. However, I believe it’s important we don’t lose our focus on our families and communities – the two greatest vehicles for expressing faith and love. Hope keeps us focused as deliverers for the hurts and needs of humanity around us. If we have no hope, how can we talk to them about faith and love?

—  Portion of an article titled “Crying Out – Tears of Hope”  by James Maloney