There's not really a dignified way to explain dreams, is there? Well, at least I try here. And if not, I hope you find the experience amusing.
(If you *really* want to laugh, hit the tag at the bottom of this entry & go read about the dream I had with Nick Saban a year ago. That's some funny stuff.)
So, in my dream, I was spending some one-on-one time with Rick Warren out at his church's facilities in California -- picking his brain, asking him questions. The last thing I remember asking was this, pretty much verbatim:
"I'd never heard this until recently, but I understand that you made a 40-year commitment to lead the Saddleback Church. (He's nodding in agreement. And I can sense that he senses where the question is going, so I say...) I know that a lot of folks would like to know what you plan to do after that. What I would like to know is this: will you ever step higher?"
For my HU friends who took Monte's "Missionary Anthropology" class & saw the video of him about to leave Kenya, you probably snickered. But I was serious in my dream.
Pastor Rick hemmed & hawed. But then he said, "Well, if I could ever serve my country as President, that would be pretty high, too."
Is America ready to become a Purpose Driven Nation? Probably not. But we can dream...