Advent 1 - a sermon on Jeremiah 33:14–16 and 1 Thessalonians 3:11–13.
“Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all.”
—G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (Ch. XII).
“‘And the Lord make you to increase and abound.’ Do you see the unrestrainable madness of love that is shown by his words?”
—St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on 1 Thessalonians, Homily IV (p. 341 in Schaff ed.)