On the route I generally take home there is a section of the road that looks quite bumpy and holds moisture no matter the season. The temptation is to drive on the wrong side of the road, however, you also find yourself unable to see oncoming traffic. It’s extra complicated if anyone is parked along the left-hand curb. Being fearful of a mishap, I chose to travel through the bumpy looking, water laden street. As I slowly “hugged” the right-hand curb, I was surprised at how few bumps there actually were! It got me thinking how similar this is to our faith journey. We choose a path that looks easier, but has greater, hidden dangers. When we won’t trust God to guide us through a few ‘bumps in the road of life’, we can’t grow in faith. In turn, we miss out on having a faith story of good news to share with someone else who is choosing their path direction. Matthew 7:13,14 reminds us of the dangers of choosing to enter the wide gate, and the life-giving result of choosing the narrow gate. I’ll take narrow and bumpy, thank you – hope to see you there too!