Hope is not a future-minded reverie or escapist dream, but rather a call to action to order the disordered, right the wrongs, and fix what we can in the here-and-now, even if it’s always just scratching the surface.

–Brett McCracken, in a wonderful post on hope and cynicism. There’s certainly plenty in our world to be cynical about, but still more about which to be hopeful. We’ve just got to dig deeply.