Visions and Dreams for Welcoming Prayer and Building Bridges in Dallas

Len Delony1“In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”  

— Acts 2:17

Are We on the Path to National Ruin?

— David Brooks editorial, July 12, 2016 

e83025dce80ed12e660f6a7067009c1f_c0-229-5472-3419_s885x516These are unsettling, difficult times . . .

David Brooks wrote this week a sobering editorial about the path we have been taking as a country.

The hope he sees lies in the local communities where relationships can welcome and embrace the moment, and bridges can be built where everyone can play a part. It is in these mindful moments and places of grace where the better angels of our nature can prophesy visions and dreams of a better way. Usually, the most important part of discerning the right way is that we be open and trust in God’s promise, “I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit in you.” (Ezekiel 36:26)

A Dallas Police officer hugs a child who came to pay respects at a makeshift memorial at Dallas Police Headquarters following the multiple police shootings in DallasAre we willing to slow down enough to listen with “ears of the heart”? Will we take time to actually see through the eyes opened by God’s grace?

What “in the last days” means is not clear. What should be obvious to us all is that it partly depends on whether or not we can humble ourselves enough to hear and see through the gift of God’s Spirit of love and compassion.

Len

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