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.
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.