The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled!

    Last Wednesday when I left a friend’s house I realized how exhausted and tired I had become. My bro had become  angry when he heard me talking to his dad, and said, “you are talking shit,” and I realized I had no idea of what I said, I was simply talking, and I could not believe  anything  negative was said. In fact he is the last person I would want to hurt. The exhaustion hit  in those moments.     Suddenly I saw the two memorial services ahead of me, and the draining of physical and psychological energy being experienced.  Friends of the two who died had been calling, texting, and grieving for over a week.  I listened, and comforted.  It drained me simply giving, and giving.        Monday afternoon after two days of services, I turned my main phone off, and simply fell into bed. The unfairness of life, the lack of care among people made me simply want to hide, and say to hell with everything.

    But the past few days a still small voice could be heard reminding me  of the call to which was given to me in the words of Robert Frost:

” I will be telling this with as sigh

Some where 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.”

    I still have a few miles to go, and the words from Deuteronomy 20:4 speak: “For the Lord your God is going with you to fight for you..”  so whenever the end comes, I know I am never alone.  and the road “less traveled has made all the difference.  Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!


Father River Damien Sims, sfw, D.Min., D.S.T.

P.O. Box 642656

San Francisco, CA 94164



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