By Thomas M. Boles PhD., DMin., D.D.
A comic strip created by Charles Schulz addresses the
need for each of us to make the most of the immediate presentin our lives.
Charlie Brown is seen at bat. STRIKE THREE. He has
struck out again and slumps down on the players’ bench. He
says, “Rats! I’ll never be a big-league player. I just don’t have
it! All my life I’ve dreamed of playing in the big leagues, but
I know I’ll never make it.”
Lucy turns to console him. “Charlie Brown,” she says,
“you’re thinking too far ahead. What you need to do is set your-
self more immediate goals.”
Charlie Brown looks up and asks, “Immediate goals?”
Lucy responds, “Yes. Start with this next inning when
you go out to pitch. See if you can walk out to the mound with-
out falling down.”
The first step toward walking into any future is the step
that you take today. Make it a forward, positive, springy and
light-hearted, energetic, well-aimed, purposeful step. The steps
you take today become the well-warn path of tomorrow.
The only preparation for
tomorrow is the right
use of today.
Take therefore no thought for the morrow:
for the morrow shall take thought for the
things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is
the evil thereof.