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What gives you hope?
Certainly, many things in life can cause us to lose hope – crime, wars, violence. But there are many things that help us find hope, as we see in this week's scripture readings.
Hope is what got the Israelites through the desert. Hope transformed the woman in the gospel who came to recognize Jesus as "the one called Christ". The people in these readings serve as models for what can happen when we have hope – when we trust in God and spend time encountering Jesus. They are also models of how we can bring hope to others. Moses gave hope when he struck the rock. The woman at the well brought hope by telling the people in her town about Jesus.
Trust in God and have hope. Act like Jesus and be hope.