“Remember Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” 

The above quote is one of the iconic lines from the movie, the Shawshank Redemption. If you’ve never seen it, it’s about a man who was wrongfully accused of murder, sentenced to life in prison, and how he and the other prisoners deal with it.

At the crux of this movie is a question – what place does hope have in our lives.

As Catholics, we often pray for an increase in Faith, Hope, and Charity.

And, of those three, Hope can sometimes get overlooked.

When things are going well, hope might not be something that we think about. But, in trials and tribulations, our hope can waiver.

But, to truly increase our Hope, and to strengthen it, it must be tested.

In life, we will face desolation and darkness. But, in this we find an opportunity to hope.

We once again turn our Hope to God, who has the power to heal all wounds, whose grace is enough for all, who created us for Himself.


Be the Men,



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