Cynicism has never won a war, or cured disease, or started a business, or fed a young mind, or sent men into space. Cynicism is a choice. (Barack Obama, 44th U.S. president)

Not many people would admit to being a cynic. A cynic is defined as “a faultfinding critic, especially: one who believes that human conduct is motivated wholly by self-interest.” Who wants to be known as a fault-finder? When faced with difficult problems, we should choose not to find fault, but pursue resolution. As Obama suggests, “Hope is a better choice.”

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope. (Romans 15:13)