Road Less Traveled

Taking the narrow path is tough, but it leads to freedom.

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Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE.

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Matthew 11:20

Jesus began to reproach the towns where most of his mighty deeds had been done, since they had not repented.

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It’s easy to get dejected when your good work is not appreciated.

Jesus would not have been thought of as very “successful” in his day.

Most people rejected him.

Even his closest followers ran away in the end, except some of the women like Mary Magdalene.

His execution on the cross would have seemed like a total, resounding defeat.

Life is hard.

It’s even harder when you are trying to stand up for the poor, the left out and the marginalized.

Jesus was hoping that many would change the direction of their lives and would turn from power trips, greed and corruption.

But most didn’t.

Jesus was single-minded and single-hearted.

Love is what mattered.

And I’m sure it was very painful for him to be rejected.

It’s very painful to follow Jesus on this path – but it can also be very inspiring and rewarding.

Who is standing today for the desperate immigrant, the people working to make sure black lives truly mattered, LGBTQ people, the poor, the imprisoned, the sick?

God is still calling you.

It’ll take courage to take that path.

If you answer the call, you probably won’t get many accolades or praises.

But I guarantee – you will meet Jesus in the flesh and will experience resurrection.

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Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on Amazon Music by clicking HERE.

Purchase my book “Mercy Reigns – A Daily Devotional of Compassion, Comfort and Healing” on Amazon by clicking HERE.

Remember: God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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