Friday, February 29, 2008

SOnTheM 37

"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." Matthew 7:13-14

One way leads to life. One way leads to destruction. Wouldn't it be nice if we always chose the narrow road? If you're like me, more often than not you find yourself traveling the broad road and don't even realize it. We must purpose to stay on the narrow road. We must purpose to keep our eyes fixed on Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, and by doing so, continue to walk the narrow road, to the small gate, to life.

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that, the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

-"The Road Not Taken," by Robert Frost

May you walk the narrow road.

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