STOP AND THINK – Man is a creature of hope and invention, both of which belie the idea that things cannot be changed. (Tom Clancy, American novelist and historian)

Hope does seem to be inherent in mankind. We are always looking for something better and hoping for the best. Maybe, a lot of that hope is because of our ability to search, discover, and invent. As Clancy suggests, those characteristics ought to encourage us to work for positive change. Things don’t have to stay as they are if we make the effort to improve them.

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. (Romans 8:25)