“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” ~ Flavia Weedn
Dreams. They are the stuff of our sleeping state. They fuel our hopes and desires. They give us new opportunities to ponder. They help us think outside of the box. They do all sorts of things.
We often talk about the dreams we have for our future. Dreams of new loves, new careers, new goals. We dream of doing things that we have never been able to accomplish in the past. Dreaming is a part of our human nature.
Jesus had dreams as well. One of His biggest dreams concerned each and every one of us. He dreamed that all of His people would be one just as He and His Father were one. Jesus knew that unity would be an unstoppable force. Not only would that unity sustain the Christian community, it would also ward off the power of the evil one.
Jesus knew that His people needed some goal to achieve. His dream of unity would be something that would make the Christian community solid in the faith and solid in love for one another as love is the fruit of faith.
People could look at this world and lose hope. There is death and destruction in many parts of the world. There is division and evil. There is a seeming lack of desire to follow the laws of God. But we, members of the Christian community today, are called to proclaim by word and deed that there is hope. Whenever we love one another, forgive one another, or help one another in their need, we proclaim hope.
That is why we can look at the world through a different lens. We view the world through the eyes of faith, indeed, through the eyes of God. The dream we have for this world fuels our hope. Our hope fuels dreams for the future. Our dreams are at the root of all that we say and do.
“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.” Our attempts may not always work out the way we imagined. Our imperfection sometimes taints what we attempt. That does not mean that we should give up. That means that we should pick up the pieces of our dreams and try again.
God will ultimately perfect all that we endeavor in His name.
FAITH ACTION: Is there something in your faith life that you have given up attempting because of initial failure? Try again. Move forward.