Hope, says God, that is what astonishes me.
I, myself, find it astonishing
that my children see what happens and believe things will improve.
That is the most astonishing, the most marvelous gift.
And it astonishes me, myself, that my gift has such incredible strength
since it first flowed in creation as it always will.
Faith sees what is.
Hope sees what will be.
Love loves what is.
Hope loves what has not yet been
and what will be in the future and in eternity
(La Porche du Mystère de la deuxième vertu, Translated by Anne Primavesi and Colin Carr)