Hope does not mean the realization of selfish desires, but rather grows out of compassion and love. In our time it grows out of reconciliation, forgiveness, the immense reserve of primordial saintliness that exists in the Third World. And it grows out of the solidarity of people and groups who live in the world of abundance but have never given in to its logic; who have instead found life by trying to give life to the victims of this world. These are small gestures, but they help to set history back on course.

Jon Sobrino, Where Is God?