Fr. Ryan Humphries is a priest of the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana. He was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest in 2005. He studied at St. Joseph Seminary College on the Campus of St. Joseph Abbey, a Benedictine Monastery in Covington, Louisiana and at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is presently serving as the Pastor of the Church of St. Edward the Confessor in Tallulah, Louisiana.
Some Thoughts on Hope
In a world that is increasingly losing touch with reality, much of my thought and prayer is directed toward the virtue of Hope. More even than Faith and Charity, Hope is the pilar around which disparate groups can rally and find a foothold. Whenever I encounter a new sliver of craziness, I have to reorient myself to the truth that Jesus came into the world and changed it - but He left the façade for those who didn't want to see the truth. Hope makes us want to see the truth, then Faith opens the door and Charity seals the deal. The starting point, though, must be Hope.