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Why there is always hope
Diane Marrapodi, C.S.B.
Diane says that hope isn’t a wish or a desire with a slight expectation. Rather, it has a spiritual foundation. “The hope that we’re talking about is a God-given, innate spiritual quality, and everyone is in full possession of this hope. Each one has been hard-wired by God with hope, and with it your expectation isn’t in another person or in a solution of your own making.” It follows then that our true expectation is in God, who having our best interests at heart, can govern, comfort, and heal. She says that it’s very comforting to find and to accept the spiritual reassurance in the Bible that God is Love, not merely loving but Love itself. Love, God, is a very present help in trouble. And that is a profound reason for hope.
During the chat, Diane responds to questions about how to overcome discouragement, how to move past hoping to healing, how to deal with financial difficulties, and how to pray for homeless people around the world. She also provides some thoughts for visitors who ask about how to heal acne, arthritis, and incurable conditions of various kinds.