Standing Alone

Artwork for Wise Counsel for Troubled Times

The power of one. Worldwide movements have begun with a single individual who possessed the vision and courage to say no to injustice and yes to what is good, true, and beautiful. One can change the world. As Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn so eloquently said, “One word of truth shall outweigh the world.” So shall one courageous act performed by one courageous soul.

History is replete with the power of one; with those who owned the rare commodity of moral courage—those daring individuals who were “willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, and the wrath of their society.” Esther was one of those.