You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.
God's dream is that you and I and all of us will realize that we are family, that we are made for togetherness, for goodness, and for compassion.
If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.