The really tough choices don’t center upon right versus wrong. They involve right versus right. (Rushworth M. Kidder, late author and professor)
Kidder continues: “They are genuine dilemmas precisely because each side is firmly rooted in one of our basic, core values: truth vs. loyalty, individual vs. community, short-term vs. long-term, justice vs. mercy.” Choosing between right and wrong should involve a quick and easy decision. But determining priorities among many good choices requires careful thought.
Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. . . Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 2:11; 22:1)