I thought the following might be most appropriate as the Mission prepares to welcome its new Executive Director:

So may we know
the hope
that is not just
for someday
but for this day….
here, now,
in this moment
that opens to us,
hope not made
of wishes
but of substance,
hope made of sinew
and muscle
and bone,
hope that has breath
and a beating heart,
hope that will not
keep quiet
and be polite
hope that knows
how to holler
when it is called for,
hope that knows
how to sing
when there seems
little cause,
hope that raises us
from the dead—
not someday
but this day,
and every day,
again and
again and
again.  (Jan Richardson)

Living in Hope,

Sr. Debbie Blow, OP