The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. (Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist and philosopher)

Is Thoreau’s observation accurate? Was it true in his lifetime? Today? The daily news, on TV, in hard print, or on social media might seem to substantiate that depressing claim. What hope is there, then, for our 21st century? It would seem that a return to fundamental truths regarding the nature of man and his spiritual need would be most helpful.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 15:13).