Welcoming Hope

This weekend, I came across this insightful piece in the New York Post written by Maggie Gallagher.  She writes about today’s generation reshaping society. I would like to share it with you.

Here is an excerpt:

My hope rests on this: The truths to which I’ve dedicated my life, both professionally and personally, are too important to ignore, too foundational to be abandoned, too much a part of reality to be lost forever.

Do not abandon politics. It is one important means to create culture — to name our shared reality.

But we need, as well, a next generation of culture creators, of storytellers, with the credentials to name reality: empirical social scientists, novelists, poets, preachers and filmmakers.

We need donors to invest in building the networks and communities through which such voices are born, flourish and give meaning to the lives of millions.

The future belongs to those of us with enough hope to rebuild on the ashes of optimism, a new American civilization — uniting sex, love, babies, mothers and fathers in this thing called marriage.

Click here to read the whole op-ed.

One Response to “Welcoming Hope”

  1. Michael says:

    Gallagher writes of those with “enough hope” to build a new civilization. I disagree. I don’t think it’s a matter of how much hope we have, but what kind of hope we have. We need a supernatural hope, because the disintegration of our culture is, at bottom, a disintegration of our understanding of the human person. And we cannot understand the human person apart from God. As JPII said, the “theological perspective” is necessary to address the problems of our time.