In His Name We Find Hope
If the judgment called faith dominates life, you see it in the fact that this being seized is what comes forth in the way we face all the circumstances of life; it comes forth by default, as they say, as when one, no matter what experience she has, no matter what happens to her, is invaded by the memory of something she cares about, a presence she cares about. So then, you see that the relationship with his presence dominates because it re-appears with evidence in every experience; I do not invent it when I need it. I do not create it when faced with the dramatic circumstances of living. It comes to mind, imposes itself on me, in front of all the circumstances, be they beautiful or ugly. At times, they are more meaningful when they are beautiful because they are less at risk of “being invented”; when they are ugly, since there has to be some meaning, one can run the risk of inventing a meaning. When life is full, this risk lessens: that acknowledgment imposes itself and that memory arises, because I cannot watch the sunset or look at the beauty of the mountains, or an evening together, without the emergence of that urgent need, that strong pressure to say his name.