Consider The Possibilities
“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up some place else.” (Yogi Berra)
This is one of the many amusing quotes from Yogi Berra, who played Major League Baseball for 19 years with the New York Yankees. During his career, Yogi played on 10 World Series Championship teams, ending up as a MLB Hall of Famer. Despite some awe-inspiring stats, and being considered one of the best catchers in baseball history, he may be just as well known his for his less than polished use of English and his nonsensical quotes. Yet behind the comical quotes, often lies some wisdom, intentional or otherwise.
This quote reminds me of Jesus predicting HIs betrayal, denial and death, which He followed with these words of comfort, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” (John 14:1-4, NIV 1984)
In reply Thomas, one of His disciples said, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” (John 14:5, NIV 1984)
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6, NIV 1984)
Jesus very clearly told us how to know where we are going – He said that He is the way. But how do we come to grips with other paths that also claim (and there are many such claims) to be the way to God? By considering the possibilities.
Yogi Berra is also credited with the following quote: “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” So, which fork are you taking? You don’t want to end up some place else.