My niece’s room – a life sized Justin BieberNow – she has moved past Beebs – no longer a Belieber
He is having his own challenges
Talk of speeding, drinking, drug use.
Sad – this young man – a few years ago – said he wants to be a role model.
Prudence - better choices
Justice – realize others can get hurt when you speed
Temperance – balance & control in all things
Fortitude - courage to stand up (positive & negative peer pressure)
Supported by Theological virtues – gifts from God
Hope – more to life than meets the eye
Charity – to love God & love neighbor
Hope - is different than optimism
Events taking turn for worse – John is arrested and thrown into prison
Taking the message of light into the land of darkness Hope!
Needs help to do this - bearers of Hope
James & John – follow me
Why – hope!
1) Only sure hope is God – the shepherd has walked through the valley of death. Now he walks by our side – we have nothing to fear.
2) Hope changes our lives – gives us 1,000 reasons to live – and when things do not go our way – our hope rests on Him.
3) Hope unites us to others. We walk this journey together. We are not alone.
Am I optimistic about Justin Bieber? No, I am not.