Pandora Revisited: HOPE!

The myth of Pandora is rarely told accurately. It is told of a woman who brought forth evil into the world. The actual story is the opposite. It is the story of hope.

Pandora was created by Jupiter and sent to Prometheus to punish him and his brother for stealing fire and giving it to man. She was sent, unknowingly, to sabotage man.

While in Epimetheus’ house, Pandora’s curiosity led her to look into a jar. It obviously held a secret, and secrets are meaningless unless they are discovered. When she opened the lid, all manner of emotions and plaques were loosed on mankind.

Pandora quickly tried to reseal the jar, but alas, all had escaped save one — HOPE!

If you can get past the male chauvinistic retelling of this story, its really about how even though mankind is weak, reckless and sometimes just stupid…hope never entirely leaves us. No matter how bad things seem to be, there is always a way forward. We just have to open our eyes to the hope that remains.

As Norman Vincent Peale said, “Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see possibilities — always see them, for they’re always there.”

Or as the good books says, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

No matter how dark the days ahead may seem… Hope remains!

No matter how daunting the task may seem… Hope remains!

No matter how limited the possibilities seem, there are still possibilities… for HOPE REMAINS!

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