Hope and patience

Youth and old age

November 30th 2012
Patience is a quality of old age, and hope a quality of youth. Yes, youth is full of hope, and if it does not see its hopes quickly become reality it gets impatient. Old age, however, no longer holds high hopes for anything, but it has learned forbearance. Actually, patience and hope must come together. Where there is hope, patience must bring support. And when there is patience, hope cannot be far away: if we do not hope for anything, if there is nothing to look forward to, how can we be patient, and why would we be? But when patience and hope walk alongside each other year after year, the future is wide open.