The Journey of Life (M. Scott Peck)

M. Scott Peck quote, the journey of life, the Road Less Traveled

The journey of life is not paved in blacktop; it is not brightly lit, and it has no road signs. It is a rocky path through the wilderness. M. Scott Peck

Whether it is Augustine's Confessions, Bunyan's Pilgrims Progress, Dante's Divine Comedy, or Miller's Blue Like Jazz (I know the last author does not deserve the illustrious company in which I include him, but his genre and spirit are the same), this is how we must understand life.

The wisest Christians through the centuries have understood - this is the narrow way of the road that is traveled by few. Jesus told us this long before Frost and Peck borrowed his ideas and images.


This image resonates with me. This is what life is suppose to be. Adventure, change, creativity, discovery, exploration, freedom, hunger, innovation, journey and longing.

As such, it requires faith, hope and a vision that is beautiful, compelling and clear.

It also requires courage. Courge to try.  Courage to fall short, to fail, and then to try again. Courge to persevere. Courage to struggle against the odds.

There will be suffering. All good things that are laid upon you, for you to do - will only be done at a cost. There is always a price to pay. If anyone tells you something different - walk away from them. 

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