“Vision is the lifeblood of any organization. In a down economy things get very tactical. We are just trying to survive. Decisions become pragmatic and after a while this wears of people. They don’t know why their efforts matter. They cannot connect their actions to a larger story. Their work becomes a matter of just going through the motions. When times are tough, vision is the first causality.”
Jesus cast a great vision for people, which he called the
Look at the New Testament, as the Christian communities began to face tribulation and tough times, there was a loss of vision. This is why Paul is so brilliant. He addresses the problems and questions each community had about what it means to be Christian, but at the same time these problems did not consume Paul. Paul keeps calling people back to the Vision.
When people were talking about what gifts of the Spirit were best, Paul said look we are focusing on the wrong thing and we are loosing vision. The Vision is we are all ONE BODY.
When a slave runs away and seeks out Paul to ask the owner on behalf of the slave for freedom, Paul says, you are focusing on the wrong thing. The Vision is Christians are to TREAT ONE ANOTHER LIKE GOD TREATS US.
I think the first step to pull the
This is my prayer.