Doing Right

It is not your business to succeed (no one can be sure of that) but to do right: when you have done so, the rest lies with God. (C. S. Lewis, late British writer)

Lewis is surely not speaking against success, but he does make an important statement. In a time when “anything goes” and everybody’s opinion is considered to be “truth” for him, it’s critical to pursue what is right according to an accepted standard of right and wrong. Success in an endeavor which is not right in reality is no success at all.

Those who obey him will not be punished. Those who are wise will find a time and a way to do what is right. (Ecclesiastes 8:5)