Supreme Court Justice, Oliver Wendell Holmes, was riding the train in his native state of Massachusetts when he was approached by the conductor.
Holmes fumbled around in his pockets, apparently looking for his ticket, when the conductor said, “Don’t worry, Mr. Holmes. I know who you are. When you get to your destination and you find your ticket, just put it in an envelope and mail it to us.”
“My dear man,” said Holmes. “The problem is not where is my ticket? My problem is . . . where am I going?”
And where are you going? Are you a spectator to your life, taking things pretty much as they come . . . watching it unfold without purpose or direction? Or do you have goals and strategies to reach your objectives?
In either case, the important thing to remember is the decisions you make each day of your life will ultimately determine where your journey ends.
As you make those choices each day, these wise words from St. Paul will help guide you in your voyage through life:
Fill your minds and your meditating with things that are true, reputable, compelling and gracious. Fill your minds with the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not curse. Do that and God will work you into his most excellent harmonies.