"For who hopes for what one sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait with endurance." Today we hope for what we do not see. Sunday's reading about Bartimaeus the blind beggar taught us of a man who literally waited all his life for Jesus, for Hope, to pass by one day and cure his blindness. He threw aside all he had, his cloak, and followed Hope. The woman in the Gospel yesterday, bent over for eighteen years, waited for Hope. Each day, we wait. We all wait in hope for what we do not see. Be strong. Hold fast. Endure.