The theological virtue of hope is a virtue infused by the holy spirit according to the Thomistic school (scholastic philosophy) and one of the seven Christian virtues that are: temperance, fortitude, justice, prudence, faith, Charity and hope. The author of the epistle to the Hebrews teaches us that this virtue completes and perfects Charity ( love for the good or love perfected by the nature of the good) and Faith. Continuing this idea the hope is a spiritual gift (teological concept).
Faith is accepting the creed and the hope is the trust in receiving the good of the eternal life and the blessings of the beatitudes. The virtue of hope in practice is a virtue that assists us in the concrete difficulties of life.
In the letter the author talks about hope and teach us that hope implies zeal and patience to achieve the promises of the Beatitudes. Let us remember that the beatitudes besides being the description of God' s plan are promises of blessing, hope seeks the long term, not the short one.
The virtue of hope, although it is understood to orders man to the divine, depends on the life in grace, that is to say, the righteous life, in essence there is no hope for those who practice error. There is no equivalent to the scholastic concept of hope in classical Greek philosophy.