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On the Hope of Advent

journey of the magi by tissot wikimedia commons

“Journey of the Magi” by Tissot.  Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. 

“Certainly hope is very necessary for us in our exile.  It is what consoles us on the journey.  When the traveler, after all, finds it wearisome walking alone, he puts up with the fatigue precisely because he hopes to arrive.  Rob him of any hope of arriving, and immediately his strength for walking is broken.  So the hope also which we have here is part and parcel of the justice of our exile and our journey.”     – St. Augustine

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