Life is really, really messy right now. I was watching the Today show and one of the anchors started crying—and I got teary with him. We are all looking forward to things getting better, but like those first disciples in the wake of the crucifixion, we get dejected easily, and wonder if there really is a way forward.
In her book Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, Anne Lamott wrote about faith-filled hope – and forward movement. Lamott writes:
“I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.