A Worthy Dream


A Worthy Dream

Lately, I’ve been in a funk about my schedule.
It seems that my hours have been chewed up by all things asunder. I’ve complained to friends, complained to family….I’ve mostly and mightily competed to have The Busiest Schedule of All.

Bottom line: I have been busy like all of you. But….I have 24 hours in a day, like all of you. We have 24 hours in a day; 1440 minutes in a day; 86,400 seconds in a day.

How will we spend our time today?

Will we fritter away our moments and energy, distracted by gossip or inconveniences, perhaps? Will we give our minutes and hours to a television program or roaming around on Facebook for far too long? Will we see lack, rather than abundance, when we look outside our windows? When we look outside ourselves? Will we feel helpless in the face of busy schedules, adrift in a spinning universe?

You get the point.

We’ve recently received a message from our Kenyan partners, telling us about families who will receive a cow, thanks to our delightfully successful Christmas Cow Campaign. Our friends wrote, “Monicah Chumba will receive one of the cows. She is a 44-year-old single lady with four children. One of her children is in high school while the rest are still at primary school. She lives with her old grandma whom she takes care of. Monica is a hardworking lady and deserves to get the cow. Thank you and God bless.”

As I read about Monicah and her family, I almost exhaled in the simple beauty of her dream - to feed her family. A worthy dream, worthy of her time, worthy of our love and attention and support. I imagine farmers like Monicah tending their fields, readying to plant a crop soon. A dream to plough the earth, to watch seeds grow, to feed their children.

Yes, these stories are a call to me, and I know they are to you too. They call us to a higher ground, a holy calling, if you will. A place that brings hope and faith and love.

So, let’s ask ourselves today to dream a worthy dream. A dream worthy of our hearts and worthy of our world. For as George Bernard Shaw challenges us,

“You see things, and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were, and I say ‘Why not?’”

What is your worthy dream today?



- Julie Keller