Hope and optimism are fundamental conditions for a positive Christian life.

Father Mike Schmitz, chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, discusses the need to have positivity when it comes to our faith life.

“Hope, in the Christian sense, is often misunderstood. It is not the same as optimism or presumption. It is not the blind faith that we will go to heaven or the escapist way to avoid the troubles of this world. It’s not the virtue we need to see the present moment with more positivity. It’s more personal than that. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz explains exactly why,” reads the video description.

See the video below:

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Fr. Mike Schmitz’s video series is courtesy of Ascension Presents.