Monday, March 29, 2010
Which road do you choose?
Have you ever noticed how the road leading the wrong way is paved and beautiful but often the right road is full of potholes and difficult to travel?
Say one day, you and your best friend are traveling the road, the right road you believe and after going down it for some time you come to an intersection. At the intersection you don't even stop to discuss which way to go, your bff just veers off and you're pretty content as you trust his judgment in these things. He tells you that he has spoken to the higher power and this is the path you should continue on, while you are now having to push the vehicle while he rides comfortably inside.
You continue this way for some time when suddenly he tells you that he's not so sure the higher power is even aware of what's going on. You are surprised by this as the road has looked decent enough, although you are still pushing, there have been no hills and it's a pretty easy job.
After his confession, you begin to question, and finally you suggest that he consult the higher power but if he's not willing to do so, you say you will stop pushing long enough to consult them yourself. You fear being cut off from the higher power, so insist communication be done right away. Luckily, about this time there is another intersection, a detour, back to the right road, you know the one full of potholes, but the one that is where you are supposed to be.
You bumpily leave the smoothness of the wrong road and begin down the right road once more, but this time he will not let you in his car. This time you must walk the right road alone, while he idles at the intersection. Your bff has decided to cut you out of his life for questioning his ways, and he is doing his best to make your path even bumpier.
Have you been lead down the wrong road before? How did things turn out once you got back on the right one?