What is the relevance of the message of hope to the people who are struggling for food, housing, addicted by drugs, alcoholism, addicted to ideologies, religion and philosophies, victims of modern day slavery, debt bondage, threatened by illness and those who are being oppressed by the system. “He who has a why to live can bear with almost any how.” Said Friedrich Nietzsche. Many people today have the means to live, unlike our forefathers, but no meaning to live for.
- The journey of hope starts with your inner critic identity. The voice that says I am not good enough, worthy enough, I don’t have needed skills, I can’t learn, I am bad in this area. It is not genius, but passion that differentiates the beat-less and Bill Gates from their contemporaries.
- The journey of hope starts with your system maintenance and re-boot. Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by Holy Spirit, whom He has given us. Between 75 to 90% of visit to the family practitioners are stress related. That means we need more psychiatric and counseling centers than hospitals treating with drugs.The word of God says in Jeremiah "Oh Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walked to direct his steps. (Jer: 10:23). Create a clean heart in me and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
- The journey of hope starts with freedom of choice. Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. It is in our response lies our growth and freedom. When we are no longer able to change our situation we change ourselves. Happiness is not something that happens. It is not the result of good fortune, random chance, or something the money can buy or power command. It is a fact that is conditioned, prepared for, cultivated and defended privately by each person.
- The journey of hope starts with you. You are one need to break the chain of addiction. You are more important to you than anyone else in this world.