Sometimes the challenge is to see that while a “yes” can make things a lot easier in the short term, a “no” can awaken more possibilities. Despair is seductive when feeling rejected, but stretching toward hope is like washing off the mud and looking to see there’s beauty on the horizon.
In his book on the Holy Spirit, Moltmann writes, “Faith awakens trust in the still unrealized possibilities in human beings—in oneself and in other people. So faith means crossing the frontiers of the reality which is existent now, and has been determined by the past, and seeking the potentialities for life which have not yet come into being. ‘All things are possible to him who believes’; and this being so, believers become what Musil calls ‘possibility people’.”
I want to be a possibility person.