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This paper considers Donald Capps’ discourse on hope, which is seen from the perspectives of psychoanalysis, pastoral counseling, and Christian education. Capps explores life-attitudes such as despair, apathy, and shame that threaten hope as well as the attitudes that undergird it such as trust, patience, and modesty, which have not been thoroughly discussed in “The Theology of Hope.”It is not the author’s intention to provide specific instruction about what pastors should do to convey hope, but to analyze its nature and influences in our everyday lives in the light of psychoanalysis, pastoral counseling, and Christian education. The author then points out that Christian counselors or educators should become agents of hope who must be able to understand and accept their clients to help them find hope. On the other hand, the author emphasizes that clients should learn to lay back their lives on God in faith through the virtue of humility. In so doing, their relationship with God becomes transcendent in the way that it continues to be so in their everyday lives. The author also indicates that some desires become a cause of despair while other desires lead people to hope. Human desire can promote either the life of despair or the life of hope. In this sense, it is crucial for pastors to study and understand the nature of human desire and psychology so that they can counsel their clients to discern what to desire and what not to desire.