All of us live by some vision. It may be a depressing vision. It may be a very limited vision. It may be a vision that it’s all going to pieces. But there is a vision, conscious or unconscious, that each of us lives by. If it’s a dark vision, one that’s moving toward disintegration and chaos, then we will be fearful. If it’s a larger vision, if it’s a universal vision, if it’s a vision of God’s Realm and we really believe that it’s going to come into being, we’ll be filled with hope. Hope is the confidence that the vision which is the biblical vision will really occur. And no one is going to be excluded.
~N. Gordon Cosby