Wood Shavings

At first sight, the situation of this world suggests despair. For Christians, however, the last word is always hope. Despite everything, we have no use for a misleading or alienating hope that looks only to eternal life – as though eternity didn’t start here and now, because it is here and now that we build an eternal life.

Source: “The Degradation of the Worlds and the Renovation of the Earth,” speech, 1972