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Listen to Your Heart
I had an older lifelong friend who was an attorney. He had become an attorney because his father had been an attorney, and his father had wanted him to "follow the family footsteps." My friend had confided with me years ago that he wished he had followed a different career path, instead of what his father had wanted him to do.
Anyway, for those that don't know it, attorneys pledge to represent their clients to the best of their ability. Now here is the hard part to that pledge: in essence, even if their client appears guilty to the attorney.
In his elder years, my friend became very involved with his church, and was on the board for the church. To make a long story short, the longtime well liked Pastor had been accused of an issue involving money, and the board had to decide whether the Pastor needed to step down and leave the church.
It was a mess. The church was divided, and the members of the board were divided. My friend sat on the side of the Pastor. At least initially.
One time when I called my good friend, he said he was upset. He said he hadn't been sleeping well at night for weeks, thinking about the problem with the Pastor.
He asked me what to do. Without thinking, the following words came to me and I said:
Listen to your Heart
When I talked to him, just a week or so later he told me what happened. He proudly told me that in the middle of the meeting, he stood up from the side of the table supporting the pastor, and walked to the other side of the table and sat down with those members who thought the Pastor should leave. He said that very night, he started sleeping better, and as you might have guessed, the Pastor was asked to leave the church.
I invite you to consider this:
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