I am fond of the words of George Bernard Shaw from his play Back to Methuselah: "I dream of things that never were; and say why not." I also like the words of architect Daniel Burnham: "Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood . . . make big plans; aim high in hope and work." One final quote from poet Theodore Roethke: "What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible." These quotations hold truths for our individual lives and for the world.
It seems that we live in a world of unnecessary but continual anger, hatred turmoil and an outrageous belief in the need for it all. This is the appearance. This is where our rational mind has gotten us. A mind that somehow makes sense of out of the need for it all. Here is where we need faith. We must have faith that this is only the appearance, and appearances are deceiving. Hold faith in what might seem impossible: our transformation into a world of peace, freedom and a world where each person may reach their highest possibility. Dream this thing that has never been and say why not! In faith aim high in hope. Dream big; think big. Live it; see it; be it. In faith we may each become an impossibility specialist. See the world with fresh eyes, eyes that ignore the world of appearances, and see possibilities where others do not. In faith anything is possible! In our individual lives and in the world.
Gene Ford Runnels