Is is more powerful to have a hope that has never died, never been broken or abandoned, or to have hope that has been thrown out the window, beaten up and left behind, and then picked up and restored? I’m not quite at either place anymore, but if hope is to be found during troubles, does it need to be pure and whole, or do we find hope most powerful when it’s already been lost and found?
Hope was a lost thing for me for several years now. I’m not sure it’s back. But if hope can’t be restored, then it isn’t really hope at all, is it?