If we don’t dream, we are not living!
Take five minutes to savour this delightful and inspiring video clip of Pope Francis speaking earlier today about the importance of dreaming as a method for more abundant and loving living. He also makes a suggestion for a bed-time examen of consciousness: did I dream today?
Thank you, Pope Francis. To dream with the gentleness of love, is to let go of my own agenda, and allow myself to be steered by God. I think we all know how this works. At night, my examen of conscience is about gratitude for everything that has happened in the day, especially the challenges, the times when I have messed up, for these bring two gifts: they are my teachers, and they bring me to greater awareness of my dependency on God. I believe this kind of dreaming, belongs to what Jesus called “The Kingdom of Heaven within.”