32. A first essential setting for learning hope is prayer. When no one listens to me any more, God still listens to me. When I can no longer talk to anyone or call upon anyone, I can always talk to God. When there is no longer anyone to help me deal with a need or expectation that goes beyond the human capacity for hope, he can help me.

Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi  “Saved by Hope” (Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2007).

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