Reason and hope.
Is our hope a result of reason or is our hope without reason?
Hope without reason isn’t really hope – it’s hopelessness.
You see, hope and reason go together, because hope without reason is invalid, and reason without hope is cynicism and despair.
Reason is a function of the mind whereas hope is a function of the heart. Neither is meant to stand alone. No one is made of just one or the other, and no worldview can stand upon only one.
That’s why Peter said “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.”
If you think hope is enough, take a look at the heresies throughout history and around us today on which people vainly placed or place their hope.
Without reason one’s hope is easily led astray.
If you think reason is enough, take a look at the dehumanizing, mass murdering utopias of the twentieth century.
Without hope one’s reason is easily led astray.
What hope? The reason for the hope that we have.