Over the past 18 years, I’ve participated in multiple discussions about “vision” in organizations. And, I’ve accumulated a lot of documents regarding vision in all its aspects and meaning. Some are compilations of thoughts and words from various folks. One of those collected pieces that pertains to Wide Horizon is as follows:
We envision Wide Horizon as providing a peaceful place and harmonious atmosphere, wherein the ministry of Christian Science nursing is available to every sincere seeker of Truth.
We envision Christian Science nursing’s metaphysically based care be given to those who desire to make daily spiritual progress toward a full healing and recovery through complete reliance upon Christian Science.
We envision that the collective daily prayers of every one of our guests, family members, friends, practitioners, staff, board members, and volunteers will have an expectation of healing, and that this expectation will be realized in daily experience for all doing this good work.
We envision, in accord with the words on the cover of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, we shall witness daily proofs that Christian Science can “Cleanse the Lepers, Heal the Sick, Raise the Dead, Cast out Demons.”
We envision these blessings of God’s presence and power – of divine Love’s grace and healing touch – are the light on the hill which will draw all who are seeking a fuller understanding of and trust in God.
We have been inspired by Mrs. Eddy’s definition of CHURCH (Science and Health, p. 583):
“The structure of Truth and Love; whatever rests upon and proceeds from divine Principle. The Church is that institution, which affords proof of its utility and is found elevating the race, rousing the dormant understanding from material beliefs to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.”
Thus, we envision Wide Horizon to continue in its active practice of the Science which elevates and rouses individual and collective thought as well as the thought of our community and of those we serve “…to the apprehension of spiritual ideas and the demonstration of divine Science, thereby casting out devils, or error, and healing the sick.” We are committed to this spiritual concept of Church, and this commitment has been made by the dedicated Christian Science nurses, the administrative staff, and Board of Directors.
Wide Horizon’s purpose and mission is designed to help meet the human needs of many dedicated Christian Scientists in a large geographic area of the western United States. Therefore, our vision is that Wide Horizon will actively provide Christian Science nursing services in support of Christian scientific spiritual healing as long as it is needed.
We envision, we desire to see Wide Horizon as a beacon set on a hill which shines the light of Christ for all mankind.
D. Brian Boettiger