“Life is about the Journey, not the Destination!” Huh?!

by Steve Ray on June 10, 2020

1_43-1024x723“Life is all about the Journey, not the Destination!” (paraphrase of a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.) As we get ready to travel again, I recall seeing this sign at the airport a while back. Imagine! In an airport of all places!

What stupidity! Grab a passenger arriving at the airport to catch a flight and shout, “Hey, take any flight you want sir, it doesn’t matter; it’s not about your destination, it’s only about the journey – experience of the flight, any flight.”

He would tell you you’re nuts.

heaven-or-hell-jesus-29767667-320-240I don’t know about you, but if life is only about the journey and there is no destination (other than becoming worm food) then this life is ultimately a sadistic, cruel, cosmic joke and I want out!

St. Paul says if Christ is not raised from the dead then neither is there resurrection for us and we, of all men are the most to be pitied (1 Cor 15:19) and if there is no resurrection and life after death – the destination – then we should eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die (1 Cor 15:32).

But I know better. Life is a journey in preparation to arrive at the destination which is all-important. The journey is a means to the chosen destination. My destination and goal is heaven and union with God for eternity. There is another destination as well, but I’m preparing for the better of the two.

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Darrell Newman April 14, 2013 at 5:38 PM

If one starts a juouney with no destination in mind it is calld wandering aimlessly which sadly is how most people go through life. One thing successful people have in common is setting the ultimate goal then smaller goals leading that way. We all have a destiney, the only question is who,or what, will control our destiney. Spelling error!!

Fr j December 19, 2014 at 11:52 AM

the other great one : all who wander are not lost…..

Susan J Melkus December 20, 2014 at 7:51 AM

True, all who wander are not lost. That’s Tolkien. He’s right. However, there’s a difference between ‘wandering’ for fun and adventure, like on a hike in the mountains or taking a road trip and going off the beaten path. That’s fun wandering. Meandering on a day trip. However, then there’s wandering “aimlessly” through life, with nary a care about your soul / or where you’ll spend eternity. I can wander around the lake or the mall, but I had best know where my ‘car’ is to get back home! ;)

Darrell December 21, 2014 at 11:52 PM

Stay in the right lane!!

Richard Pinion June 10, 2020 at 8:29 AM

Yeah, I feel the same way when people talk about visiting places on their “bucket list”. The only place I really, really want to go to is Heaven! That should be our number 1 item, on our bucket list.

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