the parable of the three paths
three men traveling together came to a place where the road divided into three paths. one continued forward but looked difficult to follow. one went to the left ever so slightly but was smooth and well traveled and the other one went to the right ever so slightly and was also smooth and well traveled.
the first man wanted to go right and made an impassioned case for why going right was the best way to go. the second man wanted to go left and made an impassioned case for why going left was the best way to go. the third man listened carefully to both cases but decided he would remain on the path going forward. he asked the other men to remain with him but they would not. rather each man reaffirmed the necessity of following the path he had chosen.
as they began down their respective paths the three men could still see each other and communicate. but in time they grew distant from each other until the others could not be seen or heard.
who took the correct path?