DOING WHAT'S NECESSARY
The other day, we had the interesting
experience of getting involved in somebody
It seems that a couple of our school's
students decided to settle an argument
via the unpretentious use of fisticuffs.
We stepped in and stopped the fight
without too much difficulty by applying the
Biblical injunction, "A soft answer turneth
away wrath." (Proverbs 15:1)
Some of our colleagues thought we were
brave but as we reflect on the incident,
we realize we simply did that which was
To take a stand where risks are involved
may qualify as bravery to some, but we
view those times simply as moments where
there was a need for the appropriate action.
To exist, to survive, to progress, each of us
may from time to time, be called upon to
perform tasks that highly important.
Blessed is the man or woman who accomplishes
that which is necessary.
(Written in 1978)