STOP AND THINK – Take the risk of thinking for yourself—much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way. (Christopher Hitchens, English author and journalist)

Is it really a risk to think for yourself? Maybe we are tempted to express only those ideas that are commonly understood or to repeat what “the experts” have said or written on the subject. But, as Hitchens says, there’s a lot to gain if you exercise your freedom to express your own thoughts and ideas. Perhaps someone will learn from your free expression of truth.

We will lovingly follow the truth at all times—speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly (Ephesians 4:15-16).