Your dreams are too big my critics say
They won’t come true no matter how hard you work and pray
That is when I ask them this question: Is any dream too large?
You see, my dream is for communities helping people their dreams to come true
It’s for helping that person in need, for helping you
For lifting up our sister, our brother
The love, the time we give to one another
In a world of plenty there is no need for any to go without meat, vegetables, fruit and bread
How many more people will we hear about on the TV news we dread
That many children from malnutrition are now dead
‘cause they weren’t well fed?
I know I hear many people say there is not much they can do
Say poverty will always be with us and likely this is true
But there is a gift we all can give – our heart
Is that not where all dreams start?
Instead of thinking about the world in need
Think of that one you could guide
Teaching that person, being by their side
Is that not making a caring stride?
What a world it would be if we all focused on changing one life
To lift that one struggling person out of their time of strife
So that person could spread their knowledge to another
Is that not how we show true compassion for our sister, for our brother?
I leave this parting thought with you
We can all change one life today by taking time to see
When we help that one in need, that is the best kind of dream to see
We help that person their future to be
By one act of caring, one outstretched arm of kindness
We begin to see that the best things in life are truly free
When you help that one person to a new life that is true, not a fantasy
When you forever free that person from their poverty
Those are the best kind of dreams because your dream comes true too
For as you give to others, so shall it be given unto you
Kevin Osborne, B.Th. with honours, D.D., D.Sc., Diplomate in Creative Ministry, is training to be a Christian psychotherapist through St. James the Elder Theological Seminary. He will be a Master of Divinity student at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. He will soon be opening a Christian counselling practice called You Can Hope Again with his wife, Karen, who is an M. Div. student at Trinity College. He is a member of The Word Guild, a Christian writer’s group in Canada. We are available to go where God sends us to do His will preaching, doing motivational speaking, teaching, singing, giving marriage enrichment seminars or however needed. You can reach me at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org