May we all think of the Gospel in such a manner!
“Bless’d be the day that I began
A pilgrim for to be;
And blessed also be that man
That thereto moved me.
‘Tis true, ‘twas long ere I began
To seek to live for ever:
But now I run fast as I can;
‘Tis better late than never.
Our tears to joy, our fears to faith,
Are turned, as we see;
Thus our beginning (as one saith)
Shows what our end will be.”
The Pilgrim’s Progress