Hope.

"Hope has two beautiful daughters: their names are anger and courage. Anger that things are the way they are. Courage to make them the way they ought to be." -Saint Augustine

This week, we take up the story of Abraham, Sarah and Isaac. It is an old, old story with themes of waiting, promises, pain and hope.  One some level, there are things that we have all given up on. A life we thought we would be living. Meeting the right person. Taking up an instrument. Finishing a degree. Having enough money in savings to breathe a bit easier. Being good at soccer.  Mending a relationship that seem irreparable. What is it that you have given up on?