I’ve mentioned in this space before the incredible wisdom of scripture scholar Walter Brueggemann. I came across this bit of brilliance from him this past week: “The prophet does not ask if the vision can be implemented, for questions of implementation are of no consequence until the vision can be imagined.”
This thought resonated with me as I was listening to a couple of people at a community meeting who were trying to convince others to work on a project. One person said, “That might sound good, but there is no way that is ever going to happen.” Another responded, “Well, you’re right if that’s your attitude.”
When it comes to changing the way things are in hopes of a future that is brighter we need to be able to “see” the vision we want to move toward. A related quote is from Helen Keller: “The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.”
This week, I invite you to call to mind a change you believe this world needs. Then, “see” what the world will look like once your dream is realized. Be specific - how would the world change around you and what would that change look like? Once you have that image in front of you, choose just one small thing you can do to move yourself closer to the goal.