John Lewis: Hope
Wherever you may be, hope is traveling with you.
Ann: Mr. Lewis?*
John Lewis: Yes, Ann, I am coming here today because it is easy to lose hope and that we must never do. Hope is the wellspring of life. When times are darkest, hope is what keeps us alive.
This may sound strange coming from one who saw unmitigated tragedy in his life, and yet this is the truth as I know it. Hope is not that pie in the sky fantasy of those who refuse to look at what is happening around them. Hope is the gift of God when he created each and every one of us.
What he gave us, what we know in our hearts, is that we are cared for, each one of us, that we came into this world with a purpose, and, however dark the times may seem, it is that purpose, God’s purpose, that we hold dear.
Find it in your hearts. It is there, and it is the great hope for all creation on this planet. When you tap in, as John McCain has said,** you will smile, for hope is that knowledge deep within your heart that we are Christ’s children, that his children are good, that God created this world and called it good. So when we take upon ourselves a mission to serve on this planet, we take with us the confidence of our Creator.
Hope is the name of that knowledge. It is the lodestar for all that we undertake for the betterment of our people, our country, and our planet. Wherever you may be, hope is traveling with you. Take her hand and let us be brothers and sisters in our march making good trouble so that flame of hope shines in the heart of every soul on the planet.
I can tell you now from this perspective that I was not wrong to do so, that I held her hand as my soul companion on my life’s journey and never had cause to regret it. She served me well then, continues to do so now. She will do the same for you if you let her.
Your life is guided and hope is her scout. Let her lead you to glory.
July 22, 2021
Image Credit: MSNBC, The Last Word With Laurence O'Donnell,
Morgan Freeman reads Rep. John Lewis' last words, July 20, 2020.
*Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab. Anita can be contacted to purchase the recipe for her protection spray or for readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.
** See previous post, John McCain: Consciousness Will Save the Day.