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It's not often when the right thing to do is unclear.
Don't get me wrong; it happens. There are situations in which two very opposing possible solutions seem equally just. Think two wonderful but polar opposite boys vying for the hand of the same sweet girl ... or some such scenario. #RoughCall
But that's the exception, not the rule, right? Most of the time, right is evident, period. As Bob Dole always used to say, "You know it. I know it. And the American people know it."
The right answer, the kind response, the compassionate and giving thing to do; nine times out of 10, it's pretty obvi.
I mean, in all the real-life, re-enacted or even scripted scenes I've viewed of courtroom television, I've seen lots of tactics from defendants pleading their cases before judges when declaring their so-called innocence.
Faked memory loss. Claims of temporary insanity. The inference that someone else did it.
But never have I ever heard one utter, "Um, Judge, I just didn't know that is was wrong to blow open the vault, take out all the money and run." If you're over age 12 and still can't determine right from wrong, contact Houston 'cause we gots us a problem, you dig? #WhoYouKidding
We learned it before we could walk. "Do what's right." "Be good." "Let your conscience be your guide." Fifty years later, it's just as true and correct as it was when I was a chubby bald weebly wobbly, Capisce?
Just do your best to make good choices. That's all.
Ooh and when in doubt, there's that really cool reference guide that helps, Capisce? #TheGoodBook
Jeremiah 31:10, 11-12abcd, 13 R. (see 10d) The Lord will guard us as a shepherd guards his flock. Hear the word of the LORD, O nations, proclaim it on distant isles, and say: He who scattered Israel, now gathers them together, he guards them as a shepherd his flock. The LORD shall ransom Jacob, he shall redeem him from the hand of his conqueror. Shouting, they shall mount the heights of Zion, they shall come streaming to the LORD's blessings: The grain, the wine, and the oil, the sheep and the oxen. Then the virgins shall make merry and dance, and young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will console and gladden them after their sorrows. Alleluia See Lk 8:15 Blessed are they who have kept the word with a generous heart and yield a harvest through perseverance.