In his January 20, 2015 letter to friends and benefactors, Fr. Yves le Roux refers to God as “One who hopes to one day finally exchange a glance with us”. ¶4.

But it is impossible for God to ever “hope”, because He knows all things (and can do all things). We, on earth, hope for things because our knowledge is incomplete. We hope for some future good, because we do not know if we will receive it.

But no one ever hopes for what he knows to be impossible or to be completely certain. The damned do not hope to eventually go to heaven, because they know it is impossible. The blessed in heaven do not hope God will remain God, because they know with complete certainty that He always will.

Similarly, it is entirely impossible for God to “hope” for anything, because He knows all things (and can do all things). God’s foreknowledge includes what we will do in the future. As Baltimore Catechism No. 1 states: “God knows all things, even our most secret thoughts, words, and actions.”

Seeking some way to conclude that Fr. le Roux’s statement was not running afoul of such an elementary part of our Faith (taught to children before their First Communion), the reader could wonder if Fr. le Roux meant that Christ as man, “hopes”. But Fr. le Roux would be wrong in that too, since even as man, “Christ had the fullness of prudence by the gift of counsel; He consequently knew all singular things–present, past, and future.” Summa, IIIa, Q.11, a.1, ad 3.