This is what the LORD requires of every man; to do justice, to love mercy and to humbly work with God.

In all the ills that befall us, we are more concerned by the intention than the result. A tile that falls off a roof may injure us more seriously, but it will not wound us so deeply as a stone thrown deliberately by a malevolent hand. The blow may miss, but the intention always strikes home.

Because guys like us, Red, we know there’s a third choice. An alternative to staying simon-pure and bathing in the filth and the slime. It’s the alternative that grown-ups all over the world pick. You balance off the walk through the hog-wallow against what it gains you. You choose the lesser of the two evils and try to keep your good intentions in front of you. And I guess you judge how well you are doing by how well you sleep at night…and what your dreams are like.

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