Question: Do dreams mean anything? Can we interpret our dreams? I often dream about a childhood friend who gave me a Miraculous Medal when we were little. We haven’t been in touch for over ten years. Is there anything I can do besides praying and offering Mass for this childhood friend of mine?


Of course dreams could mean something. Since the time of the Old Testament, God spoke to us through signs and visions as well as dreams. Just to think of the dreams for Jacob, Joseph (the Patriarch) as well as Joseph (the husband of Mary). The prophet Joel spoke of how the Holy Spirit will be poured out upon all people and they will all dream dreams.

But then, not all dreams are from God, or carry God’s special message. Sometimes they are just residues of our daily activities or unconscious fears and aspirations…