Hope

»Hope is a crossing. Hope is that by which we cross over from the “already” to the “not yet,” from foretaste to fullness. But such crossing over can happen only if hope itself is crossed — that is, crossed out but left on the page, asserted paradoxically as both true and untrue, in the acknowledgment that the fullness we seek is more full than our hope can express. The language of our hopes thus breaks open, leaving us with a hope that is deeper than language or concept or symbol. In the end, the infinite God is our hope, and life in the unknowable God will shatter even our most profound eschatologies.«

Kevin L. Hughes: The Crossing of Hope, or Apophatic Eschatology in The Future of Hope, Miroslav Volf and William Katerberg (editors), page 123.

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