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The Road Less Traveled

Robert Frost taught us something long ago that we should never forget.  When facing two choices, we can’t take both.  At least we can’t unless our name is Yogi Berra.  When facing a fork in the road, he always took it, but I digress.

Frost, in his famous poem The Road Not Taken, suggested a different course than the famed Yankees catcher.  He urged us poetically to take the road less traveled.

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I used to be the runner guy where I worked.  In 2002, during my lunch hours I would brave the roads to get my runs in.

I was taking the road less traveled.  A few other people at work ran back then, but nothing like what would happen a little later.  More and more people began running.  The road I had taken was getting a little more crowded.

However, in the grand scheme of things, we were all still on the road less traveled.  We weren’t taking the easy road or the easy way.  We going the way few really wanted to go.

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Jesus taught us a similar lesson in the Bible.

He said that there was a narrow gate that we should enter through.  He said that the wide gate and the broad way led to destruction.  Many people, He said, follow this course.

So what do we do?

Jesus said, “I am the door of the sheep.”  How should we enter the path?  What gate should we enter?  The door, the gate that is Jesus.

What direction do we go?  Which way?

Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life.”  Which direction do we go?  Jesus.  He is the way we should go.

The Lord, Jesus, is our shepherd.  He leads us beside still waters.  He makes us lie down in green pastures.  He takes us through the valley of the shadow of death.

Is the way most want to go?  No.  Why?  Because it isn’t easy.  It’s hard.  But it’s oh, so worth it.

We are anointed with oil by going this Way.  He prepares a big feast for us.  He puts on a huge spread for us.

Frost said that he took the road less traveled and it made all the difference.  Jesus says the same and says that He is the Road Less Traveled.  Why don’t we join him on the Way?

Are you taking the road less traveled?

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  1. January 16, 2014 at 5:34 am

    I have no desire to take the other road.

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