GATHERING THE KINDLING
PREPARING THE FIRE BED
THE ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS
STRIKING THE FLINT
EXPANDING THE FLAMES
Ratisbonne would agree, hope is confidence in positive growth and change
This is true because confidence in our future urges us forward to meet it. As our students are visible presence of such ‘works of God’ to which Theodore refers I reflect that each already has that inherent L’esperance or grace of God which enables them to germinate. It is for all of us to encourage that grace to continue, to build, to imagine what will fill the void of the future and create something which includes all, shapes peace and nurtures a spirit of generosity.
I think if we are hopeful we are never static in our thinking or actions