I was asked to record a sixty second sermon to be broadcast today, on Radio Sheffield. It can be heard at  Sixty Second Sermon – go to 28mins and it is there. Here is the text:DSC06912

‘We are such stuff as dreams are made on and our little life is rounded with a sleep.’

So says Prospero in Shakespeare’s last play, the Tempest.

I watch myself and other people constantly gazing at their phones, checking Facebook, twitter, snapchat, whatsapp, or playing games, living in a world half-asleep, but not full of dreams.

In lent when we traditionally give things up to be more present to those around us; why not put the phone down and talk to the people you encounter today.

Ask them what they dream of doing, or of being, or where they dream of going.

Ask yourself this question – before my life is rounded with a sleep what is my dream?

In my experience the best dreams start with a small creative step.

Sign up for that ballroom dancing course, buy that novel, pick up that pen, because when you make your dreams real, other people notice it, and might just do the same.





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Adrian G R Scott lives in the Rivelin Valley, Sheffield, he is a poet , writer and amateur photographer. For more www.adriangrscott.com He has studied theology, organisation development and is now working on a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Sheffield University. He has written two books of poetry, one of prose and edited a collection of Poetry by the two writing groups he facilitates. After suffering a breakdown in 2014 he has undergone Jungian Analysis for the last two years. He also facilitates Rites of Passage for men and is fascinated by the stories and poetry that come from holy scriptures, fairy tales and other major world religions. He is especially interested in how we find our way through the world with the help of such stories and poems. ​ His books are available at Buy Books

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