I love that famous poem by Robert Frost, The Road Less Travelled.
“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
And I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference”
To take the road less travelled by is to stand out from the crowd, not to follow the herd. It is good advice as it turns life into an adventure. Taking the road less travelled by implies that you want your life to be more than just comfortable and limited by the safe and the familiar.
To pursue a spiritual path in today’s world is to choose to stand against the tide and embrace an alternative imagination. To admit to a spiritual curiosity, to affirm that there is more to life than meets the eye, to take seriously Jesus’ call for social justice is to go down a road less travelled and those who choose this path might just change the world and certainly will make all the difference.
In past generations those who have chosen this path have changed the world for the better. They have given us the greatest art, music and buildings. They have bestowed wonderful wisdom and insight upon the world. And, in the most radical social charter that the world has known, those who have stood for the Gospel’s way, supporting the weak, encouraging justice for the poor and encouraging all to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” they have laid the ground work for a just and peaceful world.