In a recent birthday party given for him in the town where he lives, Billy Graham told a story about Albert Einstein.
Einstein was on a train when the conductor came around for the passengers’ tickets. Einstein began looking in his wallet and then in each of his pockets but couldn’t find his ticket. The conductor assured him that it was all right – that he knew who Einstein was and that he knew he didn’t try to sneak onto trains.
But when the conductor had moved on to the next car, he looked back and saw Einstein on his knees searching under the seat. The conductor returned to Einstein’s car and assured him that he did not have to find his ticket. “I know who you are,” he said.
“Yes,” replied Einstein, “I know you know who I am. And so do I.
“But I don’t know where I’m going.”