Searching for hope in a bleak world
November 16, 2011
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
1 Peter 1:3
Jean-Paul Sartre, the French existentialist, said, “There is no exit from the human dilemma.” And really, that quote aptly summarizes the utter pessimism and hopelessness that’s so prevalent today.
Not long ago, some college students were asked to define life. And they described life as “a joke that isn’t even funny,” and “a prison sentence for the crime of being born.”
There’s such great despair because people are hopeless today. In fact, the second leading cause of death among teenagers after automobile accidents is suicide. Young people in the prime of life feel so utterly helpless and hopeless that they’re taking their own lives.
When you look at statistics like that, your first question has to be, “Why?” Well, I’ll tell you why. It’s because the world today is telling our young people over and over again that there is no God, and then they’re shocked when they start acting like it!
But for the faithful, there is hope. You and I have hope that Jesus Christ will one day return and make everything right that is now wrong. But until that day, make it your life’s mission to share that hope with others!
AS BLEAK AS THE WORLD MAY SEEM AT TIMES, REMEMBER YOUR ETERNAL HOPE IN JESUS CHRIST AND SHARE IT WITH OTHERS!
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