There is a story told that in 1870 a bishop was visiting a small college. He expressed to the president of the college that nothing new could be invented. The educator disagreed and said, "Why, in fifty years, I believe it may be possible to soar through the air like birds." The shocked bishop responded, "Flight is reserved strictly for the angels, and I beg you not to repeat your suggestion less you be guilty of blasphemy."
That bishop was none other then Milton Wright, the father of Orville and Wilbur Wright.
As I reflect on this story, there are some people who don't have a thought for the future. It's the here and now attitude. It's the attitude that I can't do anything, so why even try! It is too bad that there are those who do not want to make our world a better place.
Then there are the Orvilles and Wilburs of our day. They are looking to the future. They make things happen! We all are facing the future. We all have a chance to make our world a better one and help the people around us.
Putting it in a different way, what's your perspective of life? Are you looking toward the future? Do you have a purpose in Life? Just some questions to think about. Have a good one!
Chaplain Dave Bridgen