All posts tagged: Proverbs

Vision for the Mission

Of all the footage, dialogue, and shared memories, the Moon, white in the blue Florida sky, framed by an Apollo 11 cockpit window, is my favorite. As a few lucky men await a fiery launch into their future and our history, battling the inner turmoil that must accompany even the bravest of pioneers, a vision of their mission floats visibly and reassuringly in broad daylight. Anyone can have a noble mission, but do you have vision? Proverbs 29:18 tells us of the significance of vision. Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. In no game of Taboo is the word “happy” listed beneath the word “law.” Yet, we know that “all the Law and all the Prophets hang on these two commandments,” loving God and loving others (Matthew 22:35-40). The heart of God’s law is love, which begets joy. How can we ensure joy on our journeys? How can we stay focused on the mission to love God and others? Solomon recommends vision. Vision:┬áthe ability …