STOP AND THINK – [There’s a] risk . . . if you change: that people you’ve been involved with won’t like the new you. But other people who do will come along. (Lisa Alther, American novelist)

Maybe you’ve had the experience Alther alludes to. You’ve made a significant change in your lifestyle or your perspective on life, and some of your friends have responded negatively to your change. Perhaps, on the other hand, you’ve found others who are content with the change. In any case, be sincere, persistent in rightful change.

If you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly . . . then I will let you live in this place, in the land I gave your ancestors forever and ever (Jeremiah 7:5, 7).