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Tuesday; August 22

In 1916 Robert Frost penned a poem for the ages.  In an effort to compel people to rethink the implications of the decisions they make Frost wrote, “The Road Not Taken”.  I don’t know how many of us could recite the poem, but many of us can identify parts of the work.  As a man comes to a fork in the road he is compelled to make a choice.  After a bit of contemplation the narrator makes the statement, “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.” As with most historic literature I am sure that we have a tendency to overthink message, but as I reflected this poem I recalled another bit of classic literature.  In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus observed, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to lif…