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Hope: The Greatest of Things

Image via Wikipedia " There's a small place inside of us they can never lock away, and that place is called hope."  Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption I n the very popular movie Shawshank Redemption , there is a scene in which Andy is sitting in the courtyard with his buddy Red talking about being locked up for the rest of his life.  Instead of despair, Andy tells Red that there is something more powerful, something that not even bars or guards can take from you.  He is talking about HOPE.  He says,  “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies”. "  But isn't hope just a word?  Does it really have any practical meaning, or is it just another one of those fluffy, feel good words people throw around so they don't seem so darn depressed? Sometimes people use hope and faith interchangeably, but they are not the same.  How are they different? faith /fāTH/ Noun 1. Complete trust or confidence in someone or something. 2. S