Scientist Dr Lauren Oakes poses this question to her peers:
“When you think about the future in terms of environmental change, how would you distinguish hope from faith? Do you experience either or both when thinking about the future (of planet, humanity, or self)?” From: In Search of the Canary Tree, The Story of a Scientist, a Cypress, and a Changing World
As I explored my response to her question, I didn’t resonate well with faith, but when I swap “trust” for “faith”, I realise that it is something that I frequently change in my writing – I start by saying “I hope …” and then I change it to “I trust …” in an attempt to be more positive than tentative.
What differences do you find in the three words – hope, faith and trust?