Where there is no vision, the people perish.
-- Proverbs 29:18
This was the view one morning from Sir Lance of Brentwood's (with wife Julie, daughter Jordan, a dog and a couple of cats) home on the side of a Georgia mountain -- just a few long steps from the Appalachian Trail. It reminded me of one more story about Earl Shaffer (See April 1 blog). In his account of his 2000 plus mile journey he mentions that one of the most grueling parts of the trail was whenever a blanket of fog descended on him and visibility closed to only a few feet. With all horizons obscured, he lost focus and his energy literally was zapped from his body.
It's sort of like that with us when we lose site of our horizons, our goals. When we have no goal, or when our vision of that goal is enveloped in our mental fog, we may lose our sense of purpose. No matter how well we may prepare ourselves for the journey, without clear direction and vision, we may end up just running around in circles.
So fellow Knights, what goals have you set today? Today I will plan my work and trek on to work my plan -- especially when things tend to get a little foggy!
Sir Bowie of Greenbriar