Timothy Radcliffe – ‘Hope and Despair are Contagious’
“It’s not just Omicron, but a sense that history is not going anywhere. There’s a rise of violence, threats of war, the ecological catastrophe… Many young people say they don’t want to have children because they don’t want to bring them into a world that has no future. But we believe in God’s future”.
“I love the word “confidence” — from the Latin con fidens, “believing together”. In this time of waiting, we should give confidence to each other… We must share our hope. Hope and despair are contagious. And every one of us makes a choice of whether we are going to be a source of hope or a source of despair”.