Worship Moments June 5

Hello Friends!

If you would allow me to have some poetic license this morning, I would like you to consider something different.

There's a poem that I am particularly fond of; The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost.

Reading the poem again, I wondered if the poem could be useful for meditating on the current situation.

Below is the poem, please read it, then read it again 1 paragraph at a time and consider the reflection questions below.

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.

Reflection Questions:

After paragraph 1: We met COVID 19 unprepared and not knowing what was around the bend. What did you first think of the situation?

After paragraph 2: We were led down a different path this season. What have you learnt on the journey so far?

After paragraph 3: Has anything changed in your life as a result of this? Will it stay that way after the pandemic is over?

After paragraph 4: What will you be telling people in the future? What stands out as meaningful? Have you learnt from God during this time?

I hope you enjoy reflecting in a moment of quiet today.

God Bless,