Lately, I’ve been surrounded by conversations about pain and struggle. Conversations about choosing the narrow, difficult road, even when there’s an obviously easier path in sight.
Everywhere I go, the conversation seems to lead back to the idea that the struggle IS the gift.
We’re in the middle of a series at our church called “The Road Less Traveled” taken from the “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost. Every, single, Sunday I’m hearing the full poem read to begin the message. You know the one, that ends like this:
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”
Our pastor John McKinzie is continually reminding us “The narrow road is the wisdom road, and few find it.” (Matt. 7:14)
The narrow road is worth the struggle.
An early morning chat with my friend Holly on a particularly dark day, led to …