I have a dream. I have a dream that one day people won’t hate each other.
I have a dream that, someday, upon the West Texan soil, the Lakes of Minnesota, the hillsides of the Carolinas, the peaks of Colorado, the foothills of Alabama and the shores of Sandy Hook, Connecticut, that we will all share the blessed bread of friendship.
I have a dream that someday we Americans will actually grow to like each other again.
I have a dream that one day the tenderness of humankind will not only be demonstrated in the public forum, but within the walls of the home, within our schools, and on our phosphorus blue-lit phone screens.
I have a dream that people will someday listen to one another, no matter how uncomfortable it might be. I have a dream that all who oppose one another will—and I know this is possible—find a common ground.
I have a dream that our children will forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who root for the wrong football team.
I have a dream that someday all gasoline-pump card readers will accept my debit card without computer error.
I have a dream that my internet service provider will stop experiencing mass outages approximately every six minutes, especially during extra innings. Spectrum Internet, I’m looking at you.
And I have a dream that someday you will only need one password for all your internet accounts, instead of 2,731 passwords, each of which must contain at least 14 characters, one uppercase letter, six numerals, a special character, and the blood of a nanny goat sacrifice.
I have a dream that, one day, less American children will want iPhone 13s and more kids will want Crayola 64s. I have a dream that video games will be less important than building forts.
I have a dream that kids will once again embrace their heaven-sent right to attach baseball cards to their bicycle spokes.
I have a dream that someday God’s name will not be used as a weapon.
I have a dream that the 17 million children who face daily hunger in America—6 million more than before the pandemic—will eat supper tonight.
I have a dream that someday the 450,000 foster kids in the U.S. will know, without a doubt, that someone wants them.
I have a dream that one day, in the near future, the 1,752,735 people in America who are diagnosed with cancer each year will be cured by science.
I have a dream that the 800,000 who die from suicide each year will choose to live, and choose a life of meaning. I have a dream that each one out of five Americans who suffers from mental illness might find relief for their troubled minds, and rest for their browbeaten souls.
I have a dream that someday the 630,505 people who get divorced annually will learn to love without condition, listen more than they talk, and above all, put the toilet seat down.
I have a dream that one day art will be the means by which a person intelligently expresses oneself instead of The Comment Section.
I have a dream that someday men and women will not be judged by the color of their skin, or by their level of education, or by their bank account balance, or by the God they worship, or by the spouse they choose, or by their culture of origin, or by the party with which they are affiliated, or by the ideas they hold dear, but by the content of their character and the quality of their heart.
I have a dream that someday the 57 nations in this world who are not free; who are riddled with violence, totalitarian governments, poverty, murder and crime, will find their freedom. And, Lord, may they find it soon.
I have a dream that freedom from hatred and sorrow and ignorance and apathy will ring from all global villages and hamlets, from every state, every county and every city, to speed that day when all God’s children, Black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, addicts and angels, preachers and prostitutes, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old spiritual: “Free at last. Free at last. Thank God almighty, we are free at last.”
I wish it were more than just a dream.
🇿🇦🇿🇦 Norma Den - June 28, 2022 6:54 am
Wow, I love your dreams. In cricket terms, Sean you just hit a massive six, ( much like a home run ). This is the mightiest speech since MLK’s I have a dream. I agree with every word. Well done 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Mary - June 28, 2022 6:55 am
I share your dream.
Steve McCaleb - June 28, 2022 7:00 am
Great dream. Possible, likely….? I don’t know. But it’s a beautiful dream and I wish more of us shared it.
bElwood White - June 28, 2022 7:03 am
Well said Sean!It is the dream of many of us! May we see that day on this earth and GOD willing it will besoon. We have too much hate.
Penn Wells - June 28, 2022 7:24 am
I love your dreams, Sean, and if they are naïve, then I love naivety. But I would also add that “I dream that the mean-spirited-small-minds who spend hundreds of millions of Dark Money $$$ to encourage fear, anger and hatred amongst us… just to make their filthy wealth, filthier… will be swept up by an alien spacecraft and taken to an intergalactic prison… not just another planet of sentient beings, so that they cannot continue to infect the universe with their obsessive churlishness and greed.
N3ØWULF - June 28, 2022 1:56 pm
Penn Wells, you do realize your “dream” in complete contrast to Sean’s dream, don’t you?
Ann - June 28, 2022 7:29 am
I have a dream, too, Sean. That your dreams, stated in this wonderful column will all come true. Love to you and Jamie
LuAnn Carpenter - June 28, 2022 8:09 am
I have a dream that all people will love God and love their neighbor as themselves.
Debbie g - June 28, 2022 8:31 am
What a beautiful idea
And love to you and Jamie
And love to all
Holly L - June 28, 2022 8:51 am
I think you described heaven. Lord, come back soon.
Ed (Bear) - June 28, 2022 8:56 am
I love that dream. I wish it too.
Steve Winfield (lifer) - June 28, 2022 9:20 am
The content of their character.
I’ve spent many hours over the years contemplating this. As far as humans go this is the apex. It says everything about a person.
The people we admire most, or should, are those with great character. Those we avoid, imprison & institutionalize usually have zero.
This line from Dr. Kings speech made me admire & respect him greatly.
I hope I live up to it to some degree.
Mike Brown - June 28, 2022 9:44 am
Sean, we share the same dream. However, the nature of humankind makes that dream far beyond the reach of this world. I would hope tolerance, patience and perseverance reigned over intolerance and sanctimonious thoughts and deeds. The preservation of self–our innate primal nature—has served humans since the beginning of time. Since Adam and Eve and their sons, Cain and Abel. America has become so large and diverse, our shared dream of Paradise shall remain a dream. Right and wrong no longer exist as absolutes. Those in power assert their will on others to redefine and reshape what society calls right and wrong. In that constant struggle, even in our churches, battles rage to control our notions of right and wrong, bad and evil—all in the name of God. If our church cannot practice the dream, what chance does society? Our country began pursuing that dream 400 years ago, but what success marked the beginning of the original 13 colonies turned into a struggle. Today, 320,000,000, growing daily, span our continent and beyond, yet we cling to the notion one central government will unite us into agreement of what is right and wrong. Our diversity of persons and places strains our ability to share the same dream. I fear for my grandchildren and wonder what their future will be like? I wonder about America’s fate. I wonder if politicians will accept the true wisdom of our Constitution where authority rests in our local communities, counties and states where there is a likelihood of homogenized agreement on right and wrong. The Constitution intended the federal government to arbitrate and protect the rights of the states, not dictate. Sadly, for every winner in the political process, there is also a loser, and losers seek to win. So Sean, in far too many words, we share a dream that shall remain a dream, but we can hope against hope for a better future where tolerance, patience, and perseverance reign, and exercise our hope among others each new day.
N3ØWULF - June 28, 2022 2:15 pm
Mike Brown, actually the Constitution was not written to grant rights, but to prohibit government overreach and mob rule from being able to infringe upon them. With that said, there’s a reason the SCOTUS is supposed to be the Supreme Court of the land, and that’s because they are supposed to intervene and dictate anything to the states that prevents them from infringing on those Constitutionally protected rights at a state level. What the SCOTUS is NOT supposed to do is overturn rulings based on religious belief (an outright violation of the Establishment Clause of the 1A) to strip away other Constitutionally protected rights from individuals (the 14A right to individual autonomy and privacy, especially as it relates to private medical procedures being conducted for the individual’s personal health) just because a mob of religious fanatics don’t agree with it. The whole reason our forefathers fled British rule was because of that very thing, a government that was ran by religious fanatics and attempting to deprive individuals of the rights they are endowed at birth (not before birth) by their “Creator.” And as an FYI, those religious fanatics our forefathers were fleeing persecution from were Christian fanatics.
Susie - June 29, 2022 12:17 am
Right on, N3OWULF!! Religious nuts want to tell everybody else what to do and what not to do it if that’s not a case of judging others, boy, I don’t know what it is. Lol
Eve - June 29, 2022 5:00 am
Interpretations differ. If history tells us anything about opinions of SCOTUS – it tells us this.
Te - June 28, 2022 10:06 am
Corky Smith - June 28, 2022 10:14 am
What Mike Brown said. Beautifully put, Mike!
I had two, less profound, thoughts. One was to wonder if our own country is not among those you described as, “the 57 nations in this world who are not free; who are riddled with violence, totalitarian governments, poverty, murder and crime”. If it is not now, the politicians who put wealth & power above the welfare of the People or the Republic are certainly driving us in that direction.
The second was to think that, perhaps your dreams will only come true when Christ comes to take us home to Paradise and ends all earthly strife.
Scott Howard - June 28, 2022 10:19 am
I love dreamers, especially the ones who dream big. Thank you for all your wonderful stories, Sean, so full of wisdom and kindness as they are.
Ernie in River City - June 28, 2022 10:25 am
And may all your dreams come true.
Harriet White - June 28, 2022 10:26 am
Love this and you and Jamie and the dogs. Thank you for writing again. I was so worried.
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Dolores - June 28, 2022 10:36 am
More than a dream or wishful thinking, many of these very same things are vehemently prayed for around the world.
In the meantime rather than wring our hands, we need to roll up our sleeves and be a part of the solutions versus whining, spewing venom. A common thread is as simple love for your fellow man.
LauraD - June 28, 2022 10:39 am
Sleep well and dream often. I have a dream that your dreams will come true.
Marianne Bryan - June 28, 2022 10:52 am
I pray that you find that dream, Sean🙏🏻♥️
Naomi Smith - June 28, 2022 11:00 am
God bless you! I share your dream.
Angela Glover - June 28, 2022 11:02 am
Its a good dream! I’ll commit to doing my part of that dream. I wonder who else will? Gosh, its a good dream!
Susie - June 29, 2022 12:27 am
Angela, you and others really want to commit to doing your part of that dream!! Then, dont vote in a hater! That is one who spews hate all the time. We all know who that is, even if ya don’t want to admit it, eh.
Patricia Collins - June 28, 2022 11:03 am
Cheryl Moore - June 28, 2022 11:03 am
When Martin Luther King said his Speech, I have a Dream, it actually meant something . This is silly and obnoxious.
Kathy - June 28, 2022 11:06 am
Thank you Sean for this beautiful message. I always look forward to your daily posts.
Jane - June 28, 2022 11:08 am
Thank you, Sean! I’m dreaming with you!
Lander - June 28, 2022 11:16 am
Amen, Sean. I’ve had a dream of something like that for a while, too. Let it be so.
Rob - June 28, 2022 11:18 am
AMEN and AMEN! Now, will you please run for president?
Jean L Daniel - June 28, 2022 11:22 am
Beautiful! Now I am going to go do an art project and color with my Crayolas, but I wish I had a 64 pack!
Matt Ovaska - June 28, 2022 11:30 am
The 3 step plan still works to accomplish your dream.
1 Let GO We are not in control.
2 Let GOD He has always been in control, wants us all to enjoy peace, prosperity, and fullness of life, if we let Him.
3 Go for it.
Ronda - June 28, 2022 11:31 am
MLK would be proud!
kenneth michael somerset - June 28, 2022 11:34 am
Go Steelers and Ohio State. just saying in case anyone needs a reference to the football teams you referenced.:-)
Anne Arthur - June 28, 2022 11:35 am
I dream with you and pray it will become reality in our lifetime. Nothing is impossible for God.
Jim Springfield - June 28, 2022 11:35 am
If there are any out there who disagree with your dreams, then they are the reason your dream does not become reality.
John - June 28, 2022 3:21 pm
Yes you’re right Jim. And a couple of those have already commented. Ugh!
Susiebelle - June 28, 2022 11:39 am
One of the most beautiful essays ever written.
patchwrkquilt - June 28, 2022 11:40 am
If only we all dreamed this dream, it would be possible. Thank you for planting seeds of love in our hearts.
Pat in WNY - June 28, 2022 11:44 am
As Mother Teresa once said, “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Thank you for the kind and gentle soul that you are.
Strayduper - June 28, 2022 11:46 am
Good news, it is more than a dream, it’s a promise and like you Sean I so much wish we could see it now. I would hope we all share in the yearning of the substance of this dream. Unfortunately a lot of our pain comes from the loss of hope in the dream or even the lack of any dream and hatred for whatever may have killed it. But when it’s all said and done He will come back and deliver the promise, a dream come true.
Nancy - June 28, 2022 11:48 am
Attta Boy. And I mean that most respectfully. Well done.
Joy Jacobs - June 28, 2022 11:53 am
Joy Slegers - June 28, 2022 11:54 am
I appreciate this column. Very good response to the woman complaining about your positive column.
Sally Ann Sisson - June 28, 2022 11:55 am
It IS more than a dream…. it is a prayer we should ALL be saying daily! Amen…
Susan - June 28, 2022 12:01 pm
Amen, Sean! May we always have this dream♥️
Jocelyn - June 28, 2022 12:01 pm
Dreams with no nightmares are the best, Well stated, thank you for the thoughts for my day.
Cheryl clark - June 28, 2022 12:02 pm
This is the most beautiful thing you have ever written. Thank you.
jill - June 28, 2022 12:05 pm
Amen Yes. 🙂
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Cindy - June 28, 2022 12:10 pm
Thank you Sean – I share your dream – except in my case it’s Xfinity! God bless you richly – always remember that you are loved and mostly you are loved by God!
Wesley Nichols - June 28, 2022 12:11 pm
“Be the change you wish to see.”
It’s that simple.
Susan - June 28, 2022 12:15 pm
Amen! One of your best!!
David Jones - June 28, 2022 12:15 pm
Thanks for sharing your dream. I have the same dream.
Sandra J Stapulionis - June 28, 2022 12:16 pm
My white daughter asked her black coworker how to close the divide between the races. Her answer: find one person of the opposite color and be a friend to them. So simple right?
Roy - June 28, 2022 12:21 pm
From Michael Wright’s page today , this poem dovetails nicely with your thoughts.
The Merger Poem” by Judy Chicago
And then all that has divided us will merge
And then compassion will be wedded to power
And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind
And then both men and women will be gentle
And then both women and men will be strong
And then no person will be subject to another’s will
And then all will be rich and free and varied
And then the greed of some will give way to the needs of many
And then all will share equally in the Earth’s abundance
And then all will care for the sick and the weak and the old
And then all will nourish the young
And then all will cherish life’s creatures
And then everywhere will be called Eden once again
Alison - June 28, 2022 12:24 pm
Brad Kidd - June 28, 2022 12:27 pm
Way to take the high road after being banished to the woodshed (or further) by a previous commenter…….
Betty Emerson - June 28, 2022 12:29 pm
So good to see your post! Amen to all your dreams.
Sheri K - June 28, 2022 12:34 pm
AMEN and AMEN! So relieved I woke up to see you in my “In” box!! I’m dreaming along with you!!
sjhl7 - June 28, 2022 12:36 pm
Amen and amen.
The Dark Lord - June 28, 2022 12:39 pm
“I have a dream that the 17 million children who face daily hunger in America—6 million more than before the pandemic—will eat supper tonight.” Dream for responsible parents first … solves that problem …
N3ØWULF - June 28, 2022 2:23 pm
The Dark Lord, I agree and would love to add the following: I dream that these supposed “pro-lifers” continue their pro-life support beyond the womb. I dream that they actually take action to ensure these children have all the means necessary after birth to be properly cared for without having to worry about the expense to do so. I dream that they put their money where their mouth is an rescue the approximate 500k kids in Foster Care from that system by adopting them and taking them into their homes. And I dream that they also understand what “pro-choice” truly means, as well as that we need to respect that individual right within all people, even if they disagree with the choices they make.
Susie - June 29, 2022 12:41 am
N3OWULF, the pro-lifer party has never wanted to and always votes against helping people less fortunate. So, do you really believe them when they say they will take care of these poor families and new babies in tonthe future! Boy, I sure don’t! This party is famous for shoring up LIARS,
A mother and grandmother - July 4, 2022 3:12 am
To all the people pretending that they care about the poor starving children or children in poverty or children in foster care —why can’t you just admit what you really care about is your own self and how your irresponsible actions may inconvenience your life and the cause you are really fighting for, arguing over, protesting about is the “right” for you to be able to “choose” to tear the arms and legs from a live baby and scrape them out of the womb as they scream in agony. Just because you can’t hear them doesn’t mean they aren’t screaming in pain. This is what you are whining about? The right to not just murder, but torture and mutilate an innocent baby. Because you are a kind and caring and responsible human that is concerned about the welfare of children? How noble of you.
Susie - June 29, 2022 12:37 am
Yes, and a responsible parent is one who welcomes a child gladly into the world. With the new supreme court ruling, this will not be the case in a lot of instances now. Google GUTTMACHER. “A child cannot receive it full birthright unless it is welcomed gladly into this world by both parents .” Now, with this SCOTUS ruling, you will see more children in poverty and in foster homes. SO SAD!!
Dennis - June 28, 2022 12:44 pm
Thank you Sean for sharing your dream! I too wish it was more than just a dream. While I know it won’t happen because we are living in the last days, it would be nice if your dream was a reality!
vjwinton - June 28, 2022 12:48 pm
Nancy B. Harger - June 28, 2022 12:49 pm
I wish for the same. I am not as eloquent as you so thanks for putting my thoughts into words.
Marilyn - June 28, 2022 12:51 pm
2 Chronicles 7:14 KJV
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Recipe for happiness ⬆️
Emily S - June 28, 2022 1:08 pm
It’s too early in the morning for these tears Sean
Mark B Miles - June 28, 2022 12:54 pm
Sean, I hope all your dreams come true ! You have a wonderful writing style and a gift we can all share and enjoy.
Sharon Faircloth - June 28, 2022 12:58 pm
Suellen - June 28, 2022 1:01 pm
We all have our part to play in this dream. If we all just try to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. If we try to encourage and not tear down. If we decide we don’t have to join in on every argument or always have the last word. We may not ever attain the dream but we’ll be closer to it.
N3ØWULF - June 28, 2022 1:06 pm
Sean I have to admit that this post was a nice attempt to bounce back and recovery attempt from this weekend. This is among many of the better posts you’ve shared in that past that reflects why I, and others like me, continue to follow your posts and have subscribed to receive them via email. However, I’d like to add my dream to yours!
I dream of a day when our government, especially the SCOTUS, isn’t overrun by tyrants making illegal decisions based off of their religious beliefs, as the Establishment Clause of the 1A states they aren’t supposed to do, and they return to a place of fighting to defend EVERYONE’s Constitutionally protected rights equally vs stripping people of their rights.
I dream of a day when the smallest minority, the individuals, don’t get their rights trampled on by the mass mobs that advocate for these things.
I dream of a day where my daughters, their daughters, and many other women are truly recognized as equals to men vs sub-servants to them.
I dream of a day where not only the 14A is restored to preserve everyone’s equal right to autonomy and privacy, but the Establishment Clause of the 1A is restored to keep church and state separate.
I dream of a day where people truly understand what religious freedom under the 1A actually means, and that they come to understand that their religious beliefs do not get to trump the beliefs of others. I want Christians to understand that we do not have to believe the way they do, nor do we have to follow their god or debunked holy books.
I dream of a day where we return to a version of pre 1954 and 1955 America, before the phrases “one nation under god” and “in god we trust” were established in violation of the 1A as the “national motto!” As those phrases were nowhere in the foundation this country was built upon and is still nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or Constitution.
These are just a few of the dreams I have, and the sooner we return to the base principles this country was founded upon the sooner we, the people, will be able to reunite for the common good!
N3ØWULF - June 28, 2022 1:54 pm
I also have one additional dream for your other followers:
May Odin give you knowledge on your path!
May Thor grant you strength and courage on your way! May Freya grant you love and compassion through your trials!
May Loki give you laughter as you go!
And may the blessings of your gods and my own be with you!
Susan Kennedy - June 29, 2022 1:53 am
I have a dream that a few of the commenters above will go away or be blocked.
Sean, you are the best!
Roxanne - June 29, 2022 6:20 am
Susan Kennedy, I send you a virtual high five!!!
Judi - July 4, 2022 4:11 am
I’m with you on that.
Carol-Ann Dearnaley - June 28, 2022 5:14 pm
I share your dream. As is said in the Book of Common Prayer, “Lord, hear our prayer.”
Gwen Norton - June 28, 2022 1:07 pm
That needs an “Amen”, Sean! Amen and Amen!
Holly Moore - June 28, 2022 1:14 pm
I love your dream! Especially about the comment section. Sweet dreams are made of this…. Thank you once again for your prolific writings. Keep on dreaming and writing my friend! Gods Bless You
Nancyann Cherry - June 28, 2022 1:16 pm
You have more than a dream, Sean… it’s called HOPE.. and makes ALL things possible.. I hope so too.
Karen - June 28, 2022 1:39 pm
Janice Smart - June 28, 2022 1:17 pm
Good morning Sean. So many of us share your dreams. But…we also have the assurance…this blessed assurance: that one day…One Day…One Glorious Day– all of these dreams will come true! God WILL return, bringing peace, love, and great joy. And then…only then…all will be well!
Sondra - June 28, 2022 2:38 pm
Vicki parnell - June 28, 2022 1:18 pm
Preach it, Brother Sean! I agree 100% and if there weee more than 100% of anything, that amount too. I was concerned when I first read the words of the great MLK as your beginning, but you used them to create something beautifully aimed at today’s world. Thank you
Maria Ritchey - June 28, 2022 1:18 pm
BEAUTIFUL! I am loving your posts. May we all together work towards that reality!
lana - June 28, 2022 1:25 pm
love this🤍 thanks Sean
on a different note I’m reading your book stars of Alabama n I love it☺️♥️
Delaine Dendy - June 28, 2022 1:27 pm
Lana - June 28, 2022 1:30 pm
I think that dream comes true when we reach heaven. It’s always great to dream but this place is our temporary home and sadly is full of sin. Love the dream and look forward to that in eternity.
Susie - June 29, 2022 12:46 am
Poor Lana. God helps those who helps themselves. I only hope you’re doing something worthy here on earth while your here.
kbelrod - June 28, 2022 1:34 pm
Me too, Sean, me too.
Ruth Mitchell - June 28, 2022 1:35 pm
I share your dreams and am thankful for your expressing them.
Leah - June 28, 2022 1:36 pm
One day .. “Heaven with Jesus “
Jim Rooks - June 28, 2022 1:41 pm
Thank you Sean for this very positive message, and all the columns you write that bring such joy and meaning to the lives of us who need to read and really hear it!
David Britnell - June 28, 2022 1:44 pm
Very well said Sean!
Joyce Basse - June 28, 2022 1:45 pm
I agree with Lana…..this is our temporary home…we’ll have all that wonderful peace when we get to Heaven! I just pray that the lost figures that out before it’s too late!
Patricia Gibson - June 28, 2022 1:48 pm
Well said as always
Julie Hall - June 28, 2022 1:54 pm
Thank you Sean. Beautifully said. I will dream with you!!
Richard Owen - June 28, 2022 1:58 pm
Dee F.Hoomes Wichman - June 28, 2022 2:01 pm
I share your dream and also hope for a return to common sense and a good work ethic. I really enjoy your writing and Thank You for sharing.
Sonya Tuttle - June 28, 2022 2:13 pm
beachdreamer - June 28, 2022 2:15 pm
This was your best! Have said that often, but this column has special meaning after the ‘backlash’ of a recent one. God bless you for bringing humor into such a sad state as we are. Also bringing Hope. Without Hope, we have nothing! The tears continue from your post to all the amazing comments from your readers, especially from Roy and the poem he posted. God bless them all for the encouragement and love they show each day. So much goodness in the world…we just have to look in the right places. ❤️ Love and blessings to you, Jamie and your beloved furry children. ❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Cathy Moss - June 28, 2022 2:18 pm
I don’t find today’s column silly or obnoxious as one follower said. I think your dream reinforces what your many fans posted yesterday. Hope for our future and and if that is silly and obnoxious, then put me on that list. I hope you are strong enough to ignore your few critics and feel the love of so many of us who welcome a new day by reading your column. You are truly a blessing to us. Dream on and never stop sharing your dreams.
Ann - June 28, 2022 2:18 pm
Amen and Amen!!
Cheryl McWilliams - June 28, 2022 2:19 pm
Amen. Thank you, Sean.
Becky Thomas - June 28, 2022 2:29 pm
Amen!! We can dream together!!
K - June 28, 2022 2:32 pm
How about we all work on that dream?
Sondra - June 28, 2022 2:35 pm
I not only dream this but I pray for it. And try to be an example of it every day. If we, the dreamers of this dream acted this out every day with everyone we connect with, we all could make a difference in the world.
Right on, Sean.
Donna - June 28, 2022 2:35 pm
Amen…Amen…Sean you are the best….bless you
Carol Pilmer - June 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Sharing both your dream and your wish! May our wishes come true!
Thank You Sean for daring to dream such a perfect dream!
Patsy Richey - June 28, 2022 2:40 pm
Amen! Well shared!
Carol Klabunde - June 28, 2022 2:46 pm
All I can say is AMEN! With tears in my eyes.
Sondra - June 28, 2022 2:54 pm
Steve - June 28, 2022 2:55 pm
Amen and Amen, my Brother!
Edna and Perry Caldwell - June 28, 2022 3:05 pm
VeryVery good!!!! Keep up the good work!
Guy - June 28, 2022 3:12 pm
Such a great follow up to the last couple days’ articles, Sean! Keep fighting the good fight, telling it like it is, and bearing not only your soul but ours as well! God speed!
Betty Kirksey - June 28, 2022 3:13 pm
Amen, Brother. Hopefully your dreams will coincide with others. May we have more “both/and” instead of “either/or”.
Ellouise - June 28, 2022 3:24 pm
Rosemary Strilich Gentry - June 28, 2022 3:25 pm
Amen….I have that same dream.
Toni - June 28, 2022 3:32 pm
We will have all this plus more when Jesus returns and gives us a new heaven and a new earth. May we all join in prayer for Jesus to come soon! 💜
Gloria Rose - June 28, 2022 3:33 pm
Thank you for constant voice for the world I wished I lived in.
haphazardharpist - June 28, 2022 3:42 pm
I think you are a dreamer! If we lived in a perfect world , we could live in harmony. But we are not perfect. We are sinners and if you believe that you are a sinner then you try to do better. I think you are a Believer and that is a good thing. There are millions of people in the world who are evil and will not change. There will always be imperfection and disagreement. The way that you profess your beliefs are your way of trying to change the way people act and think. I try not to judge people or change the way they believe. I pray for them. But I think that you have been raised in The Way. I can tell by your kind words and actions. You also have a marvelous sense of humor. But you’re not perfect and neither is the world. We love you Sean Dietrich! Stay the course!!!
Marilyn - June 28, 2022 3:46 pm
Geri - June 28, 2022 3:47 pm
Thank you for your column…I have the same dreams! You remind me each day of a world I miss
Sara Edi Boyd - June 28, 2022 3:54 pm
Sean. We each do what we can.
Barbara Van Vranken - June 28, 2022 4:06 pm
LIN ARNOLD - June 28, 2022 4:16 pm
Thank you, Sean, for putting into words what so very many of us are thinking but don’t know how to express it.
God Bless You! And ignore the nay sayers.
Jeanie Morelock - June 28, 2022 4:29 pm
Amen! We should ALL have this dream!
Cynthia Russell - June 28, 2022 4:38 pm
I’m A Dreamer too!!
jimjewell - June 28, 2022 4:53 pm
i have that same dream, just not as expressed as well. Thanks.
Sue Adams - June 28, 2022 5:01 pm
Brenda - June 28, 2022 5:05 pm
Juli Gilson - June 28, 2022 5:16 pm
Amen…. I shall dream with you!
Parks Miller - June 28, 2022 5:39 pm
God bless you, Sean! Wonderful column! I somehow suspect that today’s column was inspired at least partially by yesterday’s.
Keep on dreaming and loving us all!
Carol Guthrie Brown - June 28, 2022 5:58 pm
Sean…yesterday I tried to comment about your column regarding America NOT sucking but never could figure out about What a URL is! Aha…today you told me so now I know. I am so grateful for today’s column…thankful for the content and thankful for your beautifully eloquent style of writing! Please don’t let any of the soreheads deter you from giving the vast number of your fans your hometown, warm and witty manner of expressing yourself! I am one of your biggest fans!
Barbara - June 28, 2022 6:21 pm
God bless, with more people like you, there may accurately be a positive change in our world
ginger ryan combs - June 28, 2022 6:24 pm
It’s not just a dream. “For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes” Rev 7:17 Jesus will one day make everything sad untrue in His new heaven and new earth. I can’t wait!
Lora Lee - June 28, 2022 6:30 pm
Judeene Blankenship - June 28, 2022 6:32 pm
And all God’s children said, “Amen”!
Kamie Meng - June 28, 2022 6:33 pm
Beautifully spoken and Amen
Amanda McKinley - June 28, 2022 7:20 pm
I can’t wait!
Until then, let’s do this! And roll up our sleeves. 🙂
Cynthia - June 29, 2022 2:41 am
I’m going to try Amanda’s way.
Janice Kelley - June 28, 2022 8:33 pm
Loved this one very much
MAM - June 28, 2022 8:36 pm
Where did these detractors come from? I know we need to listen to each other, but politics should NEVER be part of your column or the comments to your column? And one wee question. Why is the number of people who have divorced an odd number? Shouldn’t it be an even number?
Gayle - June 28, 2022 8:40 pm
Amen and Amen
Eve - June 28, 2022 8:59 pm
Bc many do not believe in the sanctity of life, it will be a never ending endeavor by the state to disallow abortion – even though it is the killing of a life. Does a life in the womb count?Many, most would say yes. But will be unwilling, not brave enough to allow the birth of the child. What does all this reflect about mankind? It is difficult to change minds and hearts if one does not believe in the Sanctity of Life.
Phil - June 28, 2022 9:55 pm
Mary W Kehl - June 28, 2022 9:58 pm
Chasity Davis Ritter - June 28, 2022 10:04 pm
Debi - June 28, 2022 10:36 pm
GOD IS LOVE… LOVE IS LOVE… Each and every one of us has the power, the freedom, and the privilege to choose love over hatred in any given circumstance. Thank YOU for reminding us of this CHOICE on a daily basis. You are a total ROCK STAR! 😇
Linda Moon - June 28, 2022 11:00 pm
Don’t let life kill your dreams. LIFE itself is worthy of hopes and dreams that may or may not come true. I saw some of your dreams in real life among my neighbors today. None of us can change the world, Sean, but I was with good Americans who like, respect , and maybe even love one another. And that’s about all of us can really do.
Faye Hutt - June 29, 2022 12:31 am
Carol Dingfelder - June 29, 2022 1:56 am
I have the same dream.
Vicki Palefsky - June 29, 2022 2:02 am
One of your best!
Michelle Hollis - June 29, 2022 2:05 am
I prayed for you today, Sean.
You are loved and you are enough.
Susie Flick - June 29, 2022 3:39 am
My boss used to say you have to have a dream and my dream is all of what you just said & most of all that my granddaughters inherit a calmer world. Hugs to you & Jamie.☮️💜☯️
Shirley - June 29, 2022 5:07 am
Merlyn Tidemann - June 29, 2022 5:49 am
Dear Sean: Thank you
Morton Vice - June 29, 2022 12:15 pm
You are having the same dream that I’ve had for many years. But, it’s not really a dream because it’s 100% possible. Every person on this beautiful earth has a small spark of the source of all life. Once you tap in or realize that the source of life is not out there, but deep inside of you, you can expect kindness and love will be your norm for the rest of your life. If everyone was totally conscious there would be no need for weapons or even locks on your doors. It’s a wonderful dream and a beautiful goal. Everyone thinks the world is getting worse but I actually think that we are starting to see positive changes to consciousness. Keep writing and keep believing…
Kim Morris Ladoczky - June 29, 2022 1:38 pm
& today on my birthday, as I blow out the firestorm of candles on my cake… this is my wish.
Christina - June 29, 2022 2:33 pm
Preach it brother. MLK would be proud of you!
Edith Reed - June 29, 2022 3:00 pm
Me too!! Amen!!
Bryan Eubanks - June 29, 2022 4:43 pm
I have this dream
CHARALEEN WRIGHT - June 29, 2022 7:18 pm
BMc - June 30, 2022 3:10 am
AMEN, AMEN and AMEN!!
Karen Snyder - June 30, 2022 3:23 am
Your dream is beautiful, Sean, and every bit of it could come true in short order, if each of us would focus more on running our own railroad and less on trying to manage everyone else’s. We accomplish very little by shouting, finger-pointing, and declaring everyone who thinks differently must surely have mush for brains! If we want change, we should start at home and in our own communities. We reap what we sow, and I am all for tossing out seeds of love and kindness in my immediate vicinity in order to test that belief, and see what comes back to me. There are cynical folks who will say that’s an oversimplification, and maybe so, but I say it’s worth a shot. Keep writing and sharing your positive outlook. It’s a daily bright spot. ❤️
marion andrews - June 30, 2022 10:27 am
Lucy Lewis - July 3, 2022 7:48 pm
Sweet dreams! 💖 And I glare at Spectrum daily 😤