Jon Heydenreich

Jon Heydenreich

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Red says to Andy, “Hope is a dangerous thing” in the movie — “The Shawshank Redemption.” Mindful living focuses on awareness and the present moment. Where does hope fit in? Is it a dangerous thing or is it – as Andy says to Red, “Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things.”

As I approach the spring and summer I wonder if I do so with hope or whether I drift one day after another. I call it unconscious living. All this is the focus of our upcoming discussion.

You are invited this moment — 4 p.m. — on Sunday, March 26, at my church — Trinity Lutheran at 161 Western Ave (Route 9) in Brattleboro. This is similar to the past gatherings we had at Thanksgiving and Christmas. There were 25-35 people at those occasions.

I “hope” for a sharing of perspectives and stories. We can benefit from one another. Bring your voice and spirit. “Hope is... ?”

Jon Heydenreich is pastor at Brattleboro’s Trinity Lutheran Church.