I wanted to share this with you guys on the notion of hope vs. desire – their difference in the midst of illness, tragedy, etc. This blog post by J.R. Vassar is probably the most lucid explanation I’ve seen. It is written not out of theory, either, but in response to his friend Matt Chandler’s diagnosis with brain cancer.
Some of you may be familiar with Chandler, some of you not. The issue isn’t your or my connection with Matt, but that we all will face this at some point if we haven’t already. Good, good stuff.