You don’t always lose. That’s Christian hope. Christian hope is grounded in the resurrection. The resurrection was not the last-minute rescue of Jesus, a narrow escape from death or a close brush with tragedy. Jesus died – as too often Black trans women die, and as LGBTQI asylum seekers and undocumented immigrants too often die. The resurrection is about what God can bring forth out of tragedy, failure, and death. That’s the faith which sustains us in this slow, frustrating, and even dangerous work for a more just world and a holier church. That’s what gives us hope.