Dream: Restoration

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[NOTE: The physical context of the Dream was my undergraduate school MIT. But the emotional context was Caltech, where I resigned from the student Christian fellowship just before they kicked me out (long story). Years later, I realized I should have come back for judgement, so that both I and they could confront our sins.

At any rate, I feel the dream is actually about current relationships, not what happened back in 1993. But that may help you understand the context.]

I am back at MIT after a year away
I am staying at our family’s house near campus

A mismatched delegation
from the Fellowship
wants to meet me
They are all different ages, heights, and ethnicities
One of the younger and smaller students is the new President
He is the one who speaks

He explains that the “assholes” who wanted to get rid of me have left
After discussing it amongst themselves, they decided to come and invite me back

I am deeply moved
But also conflicted
I may not be an asshole
But I am on the spectrum

I don’t want them to accept me
as a repudiation of “them.”
I want them to accept me
Because being a Christian
Is supposed to be
About loving sinners into Jesus

Because being a Christian
Is supposed to be
About loving sinners into Jesus

Scene 2

I am at the Kresge student center
Though it now looks like a church auditorium

It has been taken over
For the annual rose garden tea party
There are all sorts of women
in fancy Victorian hoop skirts
Running around “backstage”
trying to get everything ready

There is a worship time beforehand
Everyone is singing:

In my life, be lifted high
In our world, be lifted high
In our love, be lifted high

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