Optimism is at the very heart of the Kingdom of God, and before we invite someone to consider following Jesus, we had better show some optimism. To be Christian is to have a disposition of optimism and not despair. We are not doomsayers. By the same token, we do not see the world through rose-colored glasses. We are realists. We see, feel, and experience pain, violence, sadness, hurt, and evil. However, our faith teaches us that God will overcome all and that we are not alone. True optimism is a disposition of confidence. We have every reason to believe, every reason to hope, and when all is said and done, no reason to despair. In this episode of Pop-Up Catechesis, we explore the value of optimism.
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