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The Road Less Traveled (Good-bye sermon to Gloria Dei)

Jeremiah 28:5-9; Romans 6:12-23; Matthew 10:40-42


Lately, with so many changes in my life, I’ve had this Robert Frost poem in my mind:

Two roads diverged in 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.

This poem isn’t my way of telling you that I am going down a road and will not see you again- not at all. I believe it’s the result of pond…