It’s not exactly what you said that caused them to rage but what you left out that did. For, if we all took a moment to listen to the impact of our words before we spoke maybe we would add a few of theirs along the way. Joseph telling his truth to his family wasn’t the problem it was not including their truth as well. When he told the bold dream he had he should have started with an understanding that he knew how this story could impact his relationship with those he loved. Today, lines have been crossed with politics, religions and most upsetting relationships which have zipped many a mouth instead of opening them up to deep conversation and understanding. I for one was taught the art of debate where one wins by crushing the opponent but now I see a different vision that one can win by truly listening to their heart and soul. Why does one believe that mandates are necessary while others consider it oppression? Where does one see something good happening from 1600 Pennsylvania and the other sees only darkness? Why does one heart feel alone in a crowded room while the other is afraid to let their heart show? Today let us pledge to listen not only to the words of others but what is said deeper before our words come out. Maybe if this was the case Joseph’s story would have gone in a whole different direction. Today let our story move in a direction that allows us to hear an ending that is full of understanding, love, and freedom to speak our mind without fear but with compassion instead.