What do you dream about? Who is in your dream world?

Posted by tom | Jul 20, 2010

When I was younger, I watched, dreamed, and imagined films like Inception (2010).  Furthermore, I wondered why everyone else wasn't generating similar dreams and desiring to jump into them (and their media creations) with me. 

Over the past couple years real life has become too gritty to regularly watch, dream, and imagine these type of realities. As such, I long for, dream, and strive toward much different realities:

  • directed by the creation and the God's call as one stamped with the image of God, to "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis 1:28)
  • responding to the Fall and it's destructive nature (Genesis 3)
  • traveling in exile/back again (again and again)
  • prophetic word to our culture and cultural religious exercises
  • sitting on the hills hearing the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7)
  • living out the Kingdom of God as salt, light, leaven
  • partaking/blossoming the fruit of the Spirit through the freedom in Christ (vs. the bondage of the sinful acts of this present darkness/world) -- Galatians 5
  • stepping into the New Creation with family, friends, neighbors, and many more in local communities ... beyond local communities spanning not only geography/ethnicity, but time (Hebrews 11-12, Revelation 21-22)
Time by the Word, Spirit, witness (word/life) and Body of Christ to sow these seeds of transformation which rest upon the foundation of acknowledging the brokenness of human beings (individual, corporate) and offering ourselves up to the One who alone offers redemption/next steps for the future. That is the seed to plant.

To conclude, at present, This Time the Dream’s on Me (A.O. Scott. NY Times Movie Review. 7/15/2010), ‘Inception’ Exceeds Box-Office Dreams (Brooks Barnes. NY Times. 7/18/2010), and Inception's Official Website are all I need regarding the film.  But if you were one of the many to see the film (who helped make Inception #1 in North American theaters, so much so to give Leonardo DiCaprio his biggest opening ever), feel free to share your thoughts on it and lure me to the theater .... Otherwise, I'll wait until DVD ... or fill the gaps between the clips/trailers for myself :-0

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