Listen to this dreary inscription on a gravestone in Britain near Windsor Castle:
Pause, my friend, as you walk by;
As you are now, so once was I
As I am now, so you will be.
Prepare, my friend, to follow me!
A visitor was overheard adding these lines:
To follow you is not my intent,
Until I know which way you went!
We can know where we’re going and live in a joyful anticipation of tomorrow. (From: Warren Wiersbe, Be Ready (Wheaton, Illinois: SP Publications, Inc., 1979) p. 93)