That Vision Thing...

A friend of The Mission Place today asked what our vision was. I was initially thrown off by his question. I felt like responding, "you've been with us all this time and you still don't know?" But that would have completely missed the point. He was encouraging us to be able to say what our vision is in a bout seven words. Try to say anything in seven words and you've got to do a lot of processing.

So I've been thinking of answering his question. I keep asking myself, if I keep doing what I am doing, what will the future look like? What will I envision the fruit of this labor looking like?

I know that if I spend 30 minutes with my 11-year old's split finger sinker, I can envision a nasty sinking fast ball. I can imagine the vision of seeing the ball just drop out of sight over the plate. When working with groups of people to develop healthy relationships, it feels a lot more difficult. There are so many more variables. But how much do those variables really matter? Won't the vision withstand that kind of obstacles?

Well, I find I am asking more questions than I am answering.