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'Hope Amid the Ruins'
By Sarah Chichester (Dec 7, 2010)
O Blessed Host, our only hope amid the ruin of our hopes and endeavors.
— Diary of St. Faustina, 356
Plans that never come to fruition. Goals that are never reached. Dreams that are never realized. It's hard not to become discouraged in the face of all these disappointments.
But what is the most important thing? That I love You, Lord. That I try to follow You as best I can, even when my best is far from "good enough." In You I find my hope that not one moment will be wasted, even if it doesn't totally turn out the way I want, because You can bring a greater good out of every disappointment. Right now, I beg You for the grace to surrender to You all my disappointments. Take them, use them for Your greater glory and grant me Your peace. I trust in You.