Radical Hope

many painted rocks are laying on top of one another. In the middle is a bright blue rock with "HOPE" written in black letters
Source of Wonder,
You call us to meet these times with radical hope.
With patience, perhaps?, I ask,
convinced you had misspoken,
Hadn’t you noticed the monotony
that has come over us?
Radical hope, You repeated.
With courage?
Because there’s so much suffering everywhere
Courage must be what you are asking us.
Radical hope, You said once again.
I pause, Holy One, 
hope is so scarce these days of
sleepless nights, of separation and distance,
You speak to me tenderly,
And I remember, G-d, that I have known it;
The radical and relentless hope
that has brought us forth before,
that makes us choose and love life. 
Grant us, G-d, 
the wisdom to meet these difficult times with 
Life-affirming and life-giving radical hope.

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Found in: Hard Times

Tags: hope, grief

As we watch with despair the news from Israel/Palestine, we invite you to join us for an event that will offer some hope. Join us on Thursday May 20th for a talk with Rabbi Haviva Ner-David about her debut novel, Hope Valley, which offers hope for a real and lasting peace in the region, through human connection. Author Amy Gottlieb will interview Haviva about the book. It promises to be an eye-opening and uplifting discussion. Register here.

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