Now, Christian hope creates with us a capacity to desire and to receive what by ourselves we would be unable to desire, receive or even to recognize . . . Hope is like the constant breathing of this life. We breathe in order to live. There is no particular age or hour for breathing. We don’t quit breathing so that we can work . . . Christian hope, hopes for Jesus Christ, hopes for God. What God was yesterday, he still is today and will be tomorrow. And Jesus Christ has been raised from the dead forever. Hope, in our interior life, possesses an extraordinary activity and effectiveness. It allows us, by the dust of lowly battles, efforts, and labors, to transform the circumstances or events of our life into eternal events.
– Madeleine Delbrel