Elsewhere: Duty of Hope

As always, the incomparable Wendell Berry:

Hope is One of Our Duties

It’s tempting to despair. It’s easy to despair. It’s hard to love, to have faith, to hope.  Why try? Mr. Berry says, “A part of our obligation to our own being and to our descendants is to study our life and our condition, searching always for the authentic underpinnings of hope.”

Hope, then, because we owe it to ourselves and those who come after us to find what’s good, what it worthy of being hopeful about.

Today I will hope. I hope you hope too.


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