Art as Hope

Hope exists only because of despair, without despair there is no hope. Art confronts despair and fear by facing it head-on, conquers it by bringing it out into the open where it can seen for what it is. Art brings despair into reality where it is powerless- fear has power only in untruth and in hidden places. Hope grows as despair is exposed for lies.

“But we possess ourselves and all things in hope, for in hope we have them not as they are in themselves but as they are in Christ: full of promise. All things are at once good and imperfect.”
-Thomas Merton

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