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.
When a man becomes a father, he is presented with two choices much like these two roads that diverged yellow wood. He can step up to his fatherly responsibilities, and take the road less traveled by, or he can decide to walk away, and be less than he could be.
Being a father is not easy, nor are the fulfilling responsibilities of fatherhood popular in today’s society. Many shortsighted individuals look only at what but must be given up in order to fully be a father. They don’t look instead of the difference that a righteous father can make. In fact, having a righteous father who is a good example to his children can make all of the difference.