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You’ve likely heard the expression “hope springs eternal”, attributed to poet Alexander Pope. The poet reminds us that even under the most trying circumstances, there is always hope.
This week, in the Gospel of Mark, we learn how Jesus actively worked to meet the needs of others, including healing the sick. Jesus is, literally, hope in action.
Like Jesus, each of us may find ourselves invited to step outside of our own personal interests and needs in order to serve others. It may be as simple as an encouraging word or a thoughtful prayer. But wherever and however we serve, we too become hope in action for the needy all around us. And as we do so, surely hope – along with the healing power of faith and love – will always spring eternal.