MOSAIC Spring 2017 - Page 15

“Hope empowers men and women to act, even amidst the most difficult of circumstances.” hope that my own life and history in general, despite all failures, are held firm by the indestructible power of Love, and that this gives them their meaning and importance, only this kind of hope can give the courage to act and to persevere” (no. 35). We live and love in hope because we believe. The substance of hope is faith—faith in the Father’s love, faith in the one whom he sent, faith in the enduring power and truth of the Paschal Mystery. Faith: Light for the Way Pope Francis in his first encyclical, co-authored with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, writes, “Faith is born of an encounter with a living God, who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can Vf"6V7W&GBf 'VFrW"ƗfW2VVfFVBgW'FW"Rw&FW2( fF&V6VfVBg&vB27WW&GW&vgB&V6W2ƖvBf"W vwVFrW"W&WF&VvF^( BfF2FRV0F&Vvv6vRfWr&VƗGF&Vvv6vRƗfRW"ƗfW2F&Vvv6vR66R6fFV6RFRFf'v&B26&7F2( vRvƲ'fFB'6vN( "6"SrvRvƲB'FRV7W&RbF2v&B'WB'fFW7W06&7BfFFRRv6VBगB2FRƗfrWBbFRG'WFbvN( 2fRfF@RFBvR&V"vFW722F66W2&V6W6RvR&RFFV@62BFVvFW'2WRB6ֆV'2vF6&7B&УrvRFǒB6WfW&ǒfR7WW&GW&GWGF&V vFW72FFRfFW.( 2fRF&6FBW7W26&7B2&@RvF( G&6f&FP7VGW&^( 2FvFW72FFRGW&&vBFW&W70&VƖvW26f7FFPV&Ɩ2&VFFRv'bvBFRfFW"#F22FRvFW72vPW7BffW"FRv&Bv6RW&G2vRfR&V6R&F6VvW&VBFF6'FRw&6Rb6f&F2vR&R6f7FVBbFR6wV"G'WFbW7W>( &G6fW W"ƗfW2F2G'WFv6vR&FRG&6f&2W2G&6f&0FR7VGW&RvRƗfRBGW&G&6f&2v&BW"6Чf7F2B6ǒFVV7GV76VB'WB&FW"&W76pFFRG'WFbW7W>( &G6vFW"VF&R6VbvFW vR&VrfFRBfRगB2fW'&V6V6RFR6֖rb2vFƲs#आVfV( 2f6fFRBfR&RvgG2bfrvBv6&W20ƖfRBVfVǒf6vFV6bW22vR7V&RVfV( 0f62&GVF76Ff"W"ƗfW22vR&W7BFFW6RFfRvgG2vR&VvFƗfRFffW&VFǒFfRFffW&VFǒBF6W'fRFffW&VFǒWBW2&RFRFfRff"WV6bW2F2666V6WBW26f"FR&W'2b7BRBFRFW&6W76bW"&W76VBGF&RFRFfRff"f"7&V6PFR7WW&GW&vgG2bfFRBfRFBvR֖v@&VƖWfR&RgVǒR&R&FVFǒBfR&R6WFVǒVFFRv'bFRR6vrƗfW2f&WfW"'b37B&WbvW&&B&GFW'6'B#2WƖ'&6f"FP&6F6W6RbFWG&BBf&W"f6R&V7F"b67&VBV'B"6V֖'62VGP