Tread softly

There’s a wonderful line in one of Yeats’ poems that says: ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ I used to remind myself of these words when my daughters were in their teens and were full of wonderful ideas that didn’t fit with the sensible plans I had for them. Most people in the second half of life think that dreams belong to youth and as we grow older we lose our capacity to dream. But we never lose it completely. Deep within us there remains a sense that there is still something more – inner longings that we can’t quite identify and never seem able to satisfy.
But the Bible knows what those longings are. It says: ‘God has set eternity in our hearts,’ and that ‘here, in this world of time and space we do not have an enduring home; we are seeking the one that is yet to come.’

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