The Right Road

BY PAMELA JO BOWMAN, MESA, ARIZONA – “The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.” — Barbara Hall

Peru2.jpgI read a story of a man and child who went walking on a summer day. They walked for many miles. The terrain became more difficult. They came to a fork in the road. They stopped and pondered and then they prayed. They both felt inspired to take the road to the right. They walked on until the road disappeared. They then knew it was the wrong road.

“Why,” the child asked, “were we directed to go on the wrong road?”

The father did not know. He wondered himself. Then he felt a possible answer.
“Perhaps, if we had taken the correct road, we would have always wondered if it was the right one. Now we know.”

Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on as long as we are open to the lessons to be learned along the way.

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