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Hope, A Few Blades of Green Grass

A few blades of green grass

“Even when the grass looks entirely brown, always, when you get down on your knees and look closely, you will see some blades of green.”*

There is hope in that, and comfort.

Sometimes, when life happens and homeschooling and other matters seem to be hopeless, the little positives gain huge importance.  If you look closely, you will see these good things.  And, even more so, if you are down on your knees in prayer, you will see them.

When you do see happy moments, small bits of recovery, little victories, tiny steps forward, then be sure to celebrate them and give thanks to God!  For it is he who gives these enormous little victories.  He is in charge of these joys as well as all the challenges.

Therefore give thanks for the few blades of green and if you can’t see them, get down on your knees and look more closely.

May God bless you and give you hope.

*This was quoted by Wolterstorff in  ‘The Peculiar Hope of the Educator’, an essay that reminds us that all education is based on hope.

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  1. Jenn says:

    How we need hope these days when all seems up-side-down. Thank you for the reminder.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Yes, faith, hope and love. Without those we cannot really live.

    1. Annie Kate says:

      Ja, he? Een nederlandse katholieke priester heeft het aan Wolterstorff gezegd over de gezondheid van zijn kerk.

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