St. Joseph Province

Missionaries Of Compassion

“Do as I have done” Jn 13,15


Meaningless Goals

(Yesterday we spoke of the need to have clear, fixed goals. Today, in continuation, we shall meditate on the need to have meaningful goals.)

A farmer had a dog who used to sit by the roadside waiting for any vehicle to come around. As soon as one came he would run down the road, barking and trying to overtake it. One day a neighbor asked the farmer “Do you think your dog is ever going to catch a car?” The farmer replied, “That is not what bothers me. What bothers me is what he would do if he ever caught one.”

– Gean Gordon

It is not only important to have goals, but sensible attainable goals. Many people behave like that dog in pursuing meaningless goals.

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