I had a dream last night that I had lost something and could not find it back. I find dreams fascinating and usually try and discern their message for me.  John Sanford said that dreams are God’s forgotten language and that God is always trying to speak to us in our dreams.  And, there may be some truth to that.

Thinking about dreams and wondering what it was that I lost that caused so much consternation in my subconscious, I remembered one of my favorite quotes of T.E. Lawrence.  “All men (people) dream – but not equally.  Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity.  But the dreamers of the day are dangerous men (people), for they may act their dreams with open eyes and make them possible.”

Jesus was a dreamer of the day who acted out his dreams for a world of inclusion and equality and compassion and love and forgiveness and acceptance.  All are powerful things to dream about yet much, much harder to live out in the harsh light of day.

As we journey with Jesus during these holy days of his passion and death, can we take up his dream and live it with our eyes open so we can help to make it possible?  It might make us dangerous, as it did Jesus, but it also might bring some grace to our troubled world.

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