I was reading about Darren Shaper’s trial and sentencing today. He said something that kind of shocked me:
“I still don’t know why I lived my life right for 38 years, and then I took this path.”
I find this little hard to believe. Do we just “take a path” one day?
Or, was Darren making small adjustments all along his journey?
A compromise here, a softening of a conviction there, all adds up to miles out of our way to where we want to be.
Recently a man jumped from an airplane without a parachute into a net. In this case, a miss is a miss whether it’s by a few hundred feet or an inch.
We must take care that the narrow road does not grow wider as we walk.
I don’t judge Darren, but his words have certainly challenged me to check my own moral compass and to break out the life map to make sure I’m gong where I really want to go without taking any short cuts.
Do you believe we just one day “take another path”?