Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
Prayer: O Eternal One, may we look to You, our true North, to help us find our course and stay true to it. Still, keep us pliable, Lord, so if our course truly needs to be altered, it is not due to criticism or insecurity, but due to our openness to necessary detours or new roads along the way. Amen.
Thought to ponder: What helps give me courage to follow the path I am on…