HOPE - An expectation of something desired. Christian hope is trust and confidence in the eternal goodness of God, a faith that Christ has overcome the suffering of this world. God is both the cause and goal of hope (John 16:20-24, 33; Rom. 5:2; 8:24, 25; 2 Thess. 2:16).
As a guide for the doctrine of hope the Church gives us our Lord's Beatitudes and the Lord's Prayer.