Joseph’s cellmates both longed to know the answers to their dreams, yet both were probably hesitant because of what it could mean for their future. However, once the baker heard how good the news of his friend was, he was probably eager to know his own future. Suddenly the facts of his dream were inconsequential, because he imagined that he deserved an equal promise as the cupbearer.
It is when we think we are going to be praised, going to be rewarded, that we are finally willing to open up and share our dreams.
Yet what happens when those dreams are crushed by reality? When the good news we expect is actually not?