Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jan 4, 2013 / 12:09 pm
An Argentinean archbishop invited the people of his country to cultivate an authentic Christian hope in order to face the daily trials of life and work for a better country.
Christian hope can strengthen the people of Argentina to confront "the concrete difficulties of temporal life with a different frame of mind, a different spirit," said Archbishop Hector Aguer of La Plata.
During a Dec. 29 program entitled "Keys to a Better World," the archbishop noted that the resolutions made by many people each New Year are rooted in hope, "which can be understood in a very human, natural and immediate sense."
"But it is good to remember that in a strictly Christian sense, hope is a theological virtue," he said. "That means it is a gift from God that is related to grace, in the same way as faith and love."