NOTES ON HOPE
Hope is one of the big three Judeo-Christian human virtues: “Faith, Hope and Charity.”
How does it differ from the other two?
- Faith is the conviction that a benevolent and almighty deity operates within the universe, one who is lovingly responsive to our needs, giving us careful attention and protection, such as good parents provide for their children.
- Charity is the loving provision and supply of what is vital to others’ well-being.
- Hope is the eager expectation that all such needs will be fulfilled against whatever fears or doubts might tempt one to despair.