The middle of the road is the one less traveled
As I have recently observed the violence, chaos, and turmoil in our cities and around the country, I’m reminded of something my father told me: “You don’t hold opinions, opinions hold you.” I believe that’s true for many people today.
There is a road that we walk down in this life that leads us back to God. When we walk down the middle of the road, we’re close enough to talk to one another without shouting, and we’re able to listen to each other. However, people on the far right and far left have a hard time hearing what the other person is saying and they tend to shout at each other. God gave us two ears and one mouth, and I assume that he wanted us to listen rather than speak.
People who walk down the middle of the road will find their way back to God, but people who walk on the edges of the road will tend to go astray. Many times that road can be bumpy, and walking down the middle we can help each other, but when you’re on the far right and far left you can’t. It’s all right to hold opinions as long as you don’t let opinions hold you.
Which part of the road do you walk down?
Ron Hunter, Sunderland