We look forward to the renewal of all things with all of our hope and ambition. At some point we have to be willing to deal with the fact that we aren’t there yet: the world is broken and so are we. How do we hold hope in something that seems so distant? We can’t just wrap ourselves in a fuzzy blanket text like Jeremiah 29. This week we hope for the future, we get real about life right now, and we won’t shy away from the tension in the middle.