Which Path Have You Chosen?

November 7, 2012 by

Every four years in America we celebrate "the changing of the guard." Or renewal of the same.

Last night our nation voted for more of the same.

Four more years of President Obama.

And not just more of the same in the White House. We also voted to maintain the deadlocked, split Congress status quo: a House controlled by Republicans and a Senate controlled by Democrats.

Which  tells me our country didn't take a single step away from the path towards disaster last night:

  • American society remains in moral freefall with nary a parachute
  • Intrusive government continues to grow ever more intrusive
  • The Federal government remains unable to slow the deficit, much less balance the budget
  • Foreign policy still invites other nations to perceive us as weak even as we meddle in their affairs
  • Our "what's in it for me" citizenry becomes increasingly dependent upon public assistance

This barely scrapes the surface of the challenges which lie ahead.

You're Standing at a Crossroad

You may continue down the road our nation chose. Or choose another path.

We may not escape every consequence of our nation's choices at the ballot box. But we CAN choose our own actions in accordance with our principles.

We can choose the path of righteous living.

The path of personal charity rather than selfish greed.

The path of reliance on God and self rather than government handouts at the expense of others.

The path of encouraging others to do the same.

Because, in the end, our country won't be changed in the voting booth.

It'll be changed one person... one life... one chosen path... at a time.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
- Robert Frost

(From The Road Not Taken)