By: Rev. Mark H. Creech
It’s been said that Oliver Wendell Holmes, the eminent Supreme Court Justice, was on a train reading his newspaper when the conductor came by punching tickets. The justice first searched his coat pocket. Then he searched his vest pocket. Each time he came up empty.
Finally, the conductor, who recognized him, said, “Justice Holmes, don’t worry. I’m sure the great Pennsylvania Railroad won’t mind if you send your ticket to us when you find it.” With this the distinguished jurist looked up at the conductor and said, “My dear young man, the problem is not where is my ticket? The problem is, where am I going?”