“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” is a proverb from the King James Version of the Bible. Monsignor Ronald Knox of Oxford in his book Enthusiasm states; “Men will not live without vision; … If we are content with the humdrum, the second-best the hand-over-hand, it will not be forgiven us.”
Throughout the ages men have needed a vision, and have seen it, have been ready to follow it. From time to time we think we have found one – science, sociology, humanism – but because we do not weld them together with spiritual strength they alone cannot save our civilization from disaster.
We are living on the spiritual capital of our ancestors and capital unreplenished does not last forever.
We have worshipped success, humanism, politics, money, self expression. Each in turn has proved useless in a world where the thoughtful are haunted by images of ruined cities, scarred lives, and starving children. Our minds, like men and nations are divided. Many of us are haunted by the knowledge that within the next few years, world society must lay hold of a way of life that works – or perish. We must discover the purpose of our existence and go back to the basics of working towards it.
God is always there – whether you realize it or not, whether you acknowledge him or not. When you identify and integrate God’s presence and LOVE in your life, the impact of his presence on you and your life can be an empowering force. Just consider God is Good, Creator and Controller of all.
(1 Clement 15:7-8)”And above all he with his holy and pure hands, formed man, the most excellent, and, as to his understanding, truly the greatest of all other creatures, the character of his own image.”
“For so God says ‘Let us make man in our own image, after our own likeness. So God created man, male and female created he them.”