A group of tourists sits in a bus that is passing through gorgeously beautiful country; lakes and mountains and green fields and rivers. But the shades of the bus are pulled down. They do not have the slightest idea of what lies beyond the windows of the bus. And all the time of their journey is spent in squabbling over who will have the seat of honor in the bus, who will be applauded, who will be well considered. And so they remain till the journey’s end.
Source: Anthony De Mello, The Way to Love: Meditations for Life
(Random House Canada, 2011) page 3
“What will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?”
“We are perishing for lack of wonder, not for lack of wonders.” —G.K. Chesterton