The Virtue of Hope: How Confidence in God Can Lead You to Heaven
Fr. Philip Bochanski
TAN Books, 226 pages
Baptism infuses the Christian with the gift of faith, but there are two other theological virtues –hope and love – also bestowed – and often neglected. Fr. Philip Bochanski focuses on hope, which seems in short supply amid the relentless procession of bad-news headlines, the epidemic of depression, and other tribulations of today’s world. Hope, he points out, directs us to our ultimate goal of heaven and lends us the necessary strength and endurance to reach that goal. Stressing relationships, he uses the lives of saintly people to illustrate how humility, vocation, and recognizing our utter dependence upon God are the pathways for exercising this virtue.