Believing the Best

“We are here, I believe, because someone wanted us to be; who created us in love; who knows our fears, hears our cries, and believes in us more than we believe in ourselves, lifting us when we fall, giving us strength when strength fails, who forgives our mistakes as long as we acknowledge that they were mistakes; who holds us in his everlasting arms and who, though others may reject us, never does. And if all that should prove untrue, then I would rather be accused of taking the risk of believing the best about existence than of having taken refuge in the safety of believing the worst.”

From Optimism to Hope, p. 6