A Message from Fr Dan: Hope:

Published on November 10, 2022

Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” You don’t get out of bed in the morning without hope. We have hope in many things. Hope in God, hope in family, hope that our efforts will bear fruit, hope we’ll overcome a sickness, hope that life holds beauty, hope our children will live well.… Hope is the reason we keep on, keeping on.


Through the many dark times that come in every person’s life, light will always prevail as long as that person keeps hope alive in her heart. Life is hard and there will always be dark times, but in the end, the light always prevails.


We continue to face many challenges: the rise in the cost of living, the winter weather, the shortages caused by the war in Ukraine, the confusion and fear caused by illness. To come through, people need to have the light of hope.


We remember that through all the challenges of life, God is always with us. Jesus gives us great hope when he tells us, “I am the light of the World. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life”. We pray that the light of Christ will dwell in our hearts and minds giving us the hope to go on.


(From Ennis Parish Newsletter) Adapted.