“Hope begins in the dark,
the stubborn hope that if you just show up
and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.
You wait and watch and work: you don’t give up.”
Anne Lamott, b. 1954
I’ve been trying. I’ve been waiting, watching, and working. Goodness knows I’ve been stubborn. So far I haven’t given up. But I’m growing weary, tired, and worn. Tired and weary for myself, weary for others who have given everything they have and keep waiting in the dark, with hope, for the dawn. Lord, please send some light our way. Please send others to wait patiently and supportively with us in our weariness. Please renew our hope before we give up.