There are plenty of places in the bible that speak of the "two paths," -- the wrong one being the way of evil which is trod by the wicked whose right hand is filled with bribes and who rob orphans and widows. I find it unrealistic to identify with those criminals, but that means that I have to identify myself as one of "the just ones," which smscks of complacency and presumption. Hold that thought.
Back to the image of people who stumble while following "the path of the Lord." I finally looked at the biblical references for Hosea 4:10 in my bible and was sent to this verse from the prophet Micah:
"You have been told, O mortal, what is good.
and what the Lord requires of you:
Only to do justice and to love goodness,
and to walk humbly with your God."
BRATS AND LENT
Lent seems to be the perfect time for dealing with one's inner brat. Walking the forty-day Pilgrim Road of self denial, extra prayer and other disciplines can really provoke the spoiled brat in each of us. This then gives us a clear choice not between being good or being wicked, but rather between following our own selfish agenda or doing what we know God wants of us. "Walking humbly with God" means doing things God's way, imitating the example of our Savior in Gethsemane who said "Not my will but yours be done."
Okay, so maybe it worked for Frank.