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Hope Rises...or Does It Come Down?

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#1  This is not a blog about those Holy Spirit questions I had mentioned last time. #2  But I'm sure I'll mention the Holy Spirit at some point anyway...

Hope Rises... Or does it come down?...
Or is it always within us???  (...the thing with feathers???  per Emily Dickinson)
I like this poem by Alexander Hope...I mean, Pope:


Hope springs eternal in the human breast;Man never is, but always to be blessed:The soul, uneasy and confined from home,Rests and expatiates in a life to come.– Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man

"The soul, uneasy and confined from home" makes me start singing this oldie I grew up listening to on my mom's record player:



IT'S SO TRUE THOUGH!  This world is not my home.  I'm thankful for hope in something better, something eternal, something that comes from....wait for it...
THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!  (Insert cheers and applause here.)
13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you…