"It is Always a Hopeful Time"
Stephen writes... "In the spiritual realm, which is after all the deeper reality that lies underneath all other pressing but lesser realities, it is always a hopeful time--despite everything you read and hear! But let's be clear--to be people of hope is far from being naïve, or unrealistic, or even optimistic. I'll be talking about how to live with hope, and a little verve and joy added, in a fraught and difficult time. The New Year promises to be another wild and at times frantic ride--but then again, what year isn't? See you in church"