We Christians Are People of Hope

To say that 2020 has been an annus horribilis (horrible year) is an understatement. Regardless of what the next few months will bring, there needs to be a reality sinking into our consciousness now — nothing will ever be the same again. It can’t be and, hopefully, as much as we might want, it won’t be.

Hope Without Disappointment

Third and last in a series

IN HIS BOOK, “Building the Human” (New York: Herder and Herder, 1968, pp. 192), Robert Johann gives an interesting sketch of how hope functions between two persons who are entering a love relationship. I think that Johann’s insight into the mystery of hope is an excellent example of how philosophy can deepen and expand our understanding of theology, and can also help us in our attempts to live out what we believe about the mysteries of Catholicism.