Religion and society set up rules to let us know what is right and wrong. But in any given situation, how can we be certain the right thing we are told to do, is in fact, what’s best for us and everyone involved? Rules and laws are helpful and keep our societies and our lives orderly most of the time. But on some occasions those rules and laws are inadequate. Even well-intended restrictions often have disastrous results, as was seen in the days of prohibition. Passing laws that prohibited us from consuming alcohol backfired and created a greater desire to partake of the forbidden fruit of the alcohol vine.
There are times in life when the rules and laws of religion and society clash with what we know to be true in our hearts. Across the centuries, leaders have taken a stand when their hearts would no longer allow them to keep silent. Jesus got along with nearly everyone except, it seems, the religious rulers of his time. He knew the truth, and he would not back down.
Circumstances surface in our lives, and at times, society and religion tell us what is right, but our hearts know they are wrong. We can ignore the truth, back down from confrontation, or stand and be counted among those who would bring loving change to our world.
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