topic. Discussion will follow in the next few days. For now, ponder the words
of a song by Viktor Krauss (Alison’s brother) and Angel Snow, a poem by Robert
Frost, and the words of Jesus Christ in the Gospel of Matthew. Note well how
each of these phrases is used: “this road less traveled,” “two roads diverged,”
“the other” road, the road “less traveled by,” “narrow gate,” “highway to hell,”
and “gateway to life.”
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 kept 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.
Living Translation (NLT)
Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and
its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life
is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”