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Dreaming with God

 July 17, 2017

Ordinary Time – Season of Stability

“To pray is to dream in league with God,” according to Rabbi Abraham Heschel.

In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, book three of C.S. Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia, there is an island where all of your dreams come true. At first the travelers thought this would be a wonderful place until they are reminded that many of our sleeping dreams are nightmares. They flee the island lest they lose their sanity.

While our waking dreams may not appear as nightmares, sometimes our dreams can become nightmares. There’s the Lottery winner whose privacy is lost as people come out of the woodwork hoping to take advantage of his good luck. Or when we get everything we ever hoped for only to find it is not enough.

Dreams are important. They help us fill a lazy day, give us a reason to hope, something to work for, something to live for. But the best dreams are the ones that God has for us. So let us join our dreams with the greatest dreamer of all.

What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him.   1 Corinthians 2:9


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