“Should we be more pessimistic?” Believe it or not, the New York Times asked that question last year, one of the darkest years in human history. The author went on to argue for the benefits of pessimism.
The Apostle Paul would never have written such an article. In his letter to the Colossians, he saw that pessimism was threatening the health of the young church at Colossae, and wrote to move them towards heavenly hope.
How do we move from worldly pessimism to heavenly hope? Let’s see how Paul moved the Colossians along this trajectory.