This is an End, But Not 'The End': A Philosophy of Hope

There’s nothing like waiting and silence. Nothing like prayer in an empty room, particularly when you’re shouting at God, waiting for a response and all you receive is silence. There’s nothing like coming to the end of yourself that’ll show you a beginning you would’ve never had the audacity to imagine. There’s nothing like Christmas to make December sometimes intolerable, but there’s also nothing like Christ being born, the “thrill of hope “ in this “weary world.”

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Dear Lupita Nyong’o,

I am writing this letter to thank you, partially for a part of you you had no control over. God himself created you, as God creates us all — declaring that we are goodSomewhere along the way, we all forget...

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Where is the syllabus for life?

There are many things I miss about college, but I think syllabi are the things I miss the most. If only there was a guideline and a reading list for life, I’d take itIn fact, I was known for my careful critique of the syllabus. For me, it was a...

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Mercy Here, Justice There

The wider the gap between here — the place that I call home and there — the unknown place that holds my potential to be lost, the deeper the fear and my need for preparation. I ask all of the “what-ifs” until I decide I would rather not. Here has always been...

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