“Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.” -Proverbs 29:18

I want to start this post by saying how thankful I am for the church, Harbor of Hope, that I attended for my last five years in the States. From teaching Kindergarten Sabbath School to managing reimbursements and sitting on the operating board, the folks at that church gave me so many chances to learn about community organization. One of the greatest lessons I’ve taken from that experience is the importance of vision–shared vision.

They say that without vision, the people perish. The vision that this statement implies is shared prophetic vision. Shared, as in vision that has been both clearly defined and widely articulated to the community and by the community, and prophetic, as in vision that tries to apply itself to the problems in the world around it, not only affecting the life of the subject, but spilling over into other people’s lives. In fact, prophetic vision necessarily becomes shared vision, unless no one else in the community is willing to accept it.

One of the primary reasons I’ve started blogging daily is to give voice to vision. There are many things I’ve always wanted to share, but never did for fear of being irrelevant, or wrong, or just not popular. But I’ve learned that failing to speak on personal vision is the best way to kill it.

So thank you for reading. I hope you take something from what I write. And I hope I can learn something from you, too.