The more a person loves God, the more reason he has to hope in Him. This hope produces in the Saints an unutterable peace, which they preserve even in adversity, because as they love God, and know how beautiful He is to those who love Him, they place all their confidence and find all their repose in Him alone.
—– Alphonsus Liguori
Love and hope are key ingredients in the Christian walk. When we allow these two factors to come together in our search for the almighty, our faith explodes and we emerge on fire followers of Christ. The Bishop says that our hope allows us to find peace in times of great adversity, and our love for Him permits us to see His unmatchable beauty. Upon arrival at this point we find ultimate rest and peace in God.