Let Us Dream is about crisis, change, and how we, both as individuals and globally, can emerge from the madness of this year as better people.
Written in response to the pandemic, it’s a powerful exploration of how the Pope has responded to crises in his own life, and an analysis of today’s society, which was so brutally exposed by the global lockdown: both the stark inequalities, and the generosity of spirit that was displayed by so many. He urges us to ensure that the pain was not in vain; that we can learn from this and come out the other side stronger and fairer.
It is an extraordinary critique of the systems that allow such inequality to exist, and he advocates for change on both a personal and a structural level. He deals with massive subjects: the importance of women’s rights; the role of society to support its least fortunate members; the power of unconventional thinking; climate change.
In this revelatory, uplifting, and practical book, the preeminent spiritual leader explains why we must—and how we can—make the world safer, fairer, and healthier for all people now.
In the COVID crisis, the beloved shepherd of over one billion Catholics saw the cruelty and inequity of our society exposed more vividly than ever before. He also saw, in the resilience, generosity, and creativity of so many people, the means to rescue our society, our economy, and our planet. In direct, powerful prose, Pope Francis urges us not to let the pain be in vain.