Anything we accomplish in life begins with a dream. On rare occasions we put our dreams into words and write them down, but more often they ramble around in our hearts and minds as unspoken yet exciting hopes and plans.
Whatever the case, we invest ourselves mightily in pursuit of the knowledge, careers, relationships, finances, and achievements that we believe will fulfill our heart’s desires.
Some of our dreams come true, but many don’t. If we pause to evaluate, we’ll see that where we are in our lives right now is a direct result of this process.
In the Christian faith, we believe that God has a glorious dream of peace, abundance, and joy for the whole earth and all of humanity. One of the gospel’s most compelling messages is, “Never Stop Dreaming!” Hidden in this message is the hope that when some dreams die, others can be born.
Letting go of shattered dreams in order to embrace new ones is an excruciatingly painful process, but it can be less so if we approach it with an enlightened spiritual awareness. I haven’t attained this enlightenment, but I have had glimpses of it and find joy and inspiration in continuing to seek it.
This Sunday, I invite you to join me in this search as we join together for worship at Central Congregational.
With love and blessings,