Do you understand the meaning of hope? When you want to go somewhere you hope that your car will start, but since you know it is reliable and have every reason to think that it will this may be better described as a reasonable expectation. Wishful thinking is a bias toward things you want to be true, but this is not a proper understanding of hope either. Hope is a spiritual concept and as such it is unexplainable. It touches the transcendent. It can be firm even without wishful thinking or reasonable expectations, in the face of adverse circumstances. It is a quiet conviction of ultimate purpose and destiny, that all will be well.
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