"The big question is how to hope and what to hope for."
I have been thinking about this quote by May Sarton (from her book, Journal of a Solitude). It is the big question, isn't it? We naturally hope for healthy children, a happy marriage, fulfilling career, honest friendships, enough money to not have to worry . . . And when it all falls apart, we think that it must be a terrible mistake, a problem to be fixed or difficulty from which to flee?
I read this quote (found at study in brown), and it kept knocking against the May Sarton quote in my brain all week:
We are at Jesus’ disposal. If he wants you to be sick in bed, if he wants you to proclaim His work in the street, if he wants you to clean the toilets all day, that’s alright, everything is alright. We must say, “I belong to you. You can do whatever you like.” And this … is our strength, and this is the joy of the Lord.
~ Mother Theresa
Maybe the way to truly live your one wild and precious life will look completely different than what we think we hope for. Maybe I am only beginning to learn how to hope.