Jackie Pullinger has spent her life working with the poor and destitute, triad gang members, heroin and opium addicts. She has helped thousands to come off drugs through the power of the Holy Spirit. She has seen transformation in numerous lives and has made a huge impact on the city of Hong Kong.
Jackie wrote, 'I have spent over half my life in a dark, foul smelling place because I had a "vision" of another city ablaze with light, it was my dream. There was no more crying, no more death or pain. The sick were healed, addicts set free, the hungry filled. There were families for orphans, homes for the homeless, and new dignity for those who lived in shame. I had no idea how to bring this about but with "visionary zeal" imagined introducing the Walled City people to the one who could change it all: Jesus.'
Vision is a 'holy discontent' - a deep dissatisfaction with what is,combined with a clear grasp of what could be. It is a picture - 'a mental sight' - of the future that inspires hope.
Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare! But vision combined with action can change the world.
Meditation By Nicky Gumble; founder of Alpha