Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known.
– Deuteronomy 11:26-28
When everyone seems to be dashing madly for what is wrong, it can be very hard to stay in love with what is right. When trouble comes walking down the path to meet us with its arm extended, it can be extremely tempting for us to take that hand in ours. But people shouldn’t have the impression that our ideas, opinions and decisions are shaped by what they do. You have to stand for something and sometimes, most times you have to stand for that something alone.