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The Virtue of Hope

Cycle AAdventWeek 3

by Bishop Robert BarronDecember 12, 20100 Comments

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Hope is not this-worldly optimism. In fact, from a purely natural perspective, pessimism is the right attitude. Hope is that supernatural virtue which orders our desire toward heaven and the things of heaven. What Isaiah talks about in our first reading is not an expectation that will be realized here below, but only in a transfigured world on high.