Generosity in quotes

“Despite the uncertainties of our lives, I’m puzzled why Americans don’t feel more optimistic. Liberals and conservatives seem equally morose. It’s unfashionable to be upbeat.

Perhaps in our rapidly changing world, pessimism itself is an anchor. It makes us more sure of ourselves, knowing that bad things will inevitably happen to someone, somewhere.

It should not be so for people of faith. Better to embrace uncertainty and the potential for positive change — and with it the possibility of seeing God at work in the world.”

Ardie Goering, writer and tree farmer, from her “Due Consideration” column in Mennonite Weekly Review

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