Road less traveled

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In elementary school, we had a section of my English class that was devoted to the “classics”, especially poetry. One of those “classics” was a poem by Robert Frost called “The Road Not Taken”.It begins, “Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both.” It ends, “I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” It’s interesting that people think this poem is about making a decision to the road less traveled. In other words, be your own person. Don’t take the easy way. But I think there’s more. He’s is making the point, no matter which road you take, you’ll always wonder what it’ll be like to have taken the other road. That may be normal, but at the end of life, you won’t regret following the “less traveled” path of following Jesus.

I can’t help think that Robert Frost had Matthew 7:13-14 in mind as he was writing. “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

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