We know. We all know. We know the word "ought." We may not like it, and we may certainly come up with countless ways to try to avoid its implications, but it doesn't go away. It is inherent in the corporate consciousness of the human race. Inevitably, yet tragically, it is possible for any individual to override the sense in his deepest being of the way he should be. That's because our Creator did not choose to make us robots; rather, He deliberately chose to create us with free wills. We are free to choose: to either believe that His ways are best for us, or that we know better.
How could such a beautiful lady have been just left lying in the mud like that? Of course they had assumed she would remain on the little rise above that swampy area, but she had slid. And now, what a mess we were having to try to pull out of the muck! I had finally found again, after several years, the classic old beauty that I had once owned. We watched with both eagerness and some trepidation as the winch slowly turned and the suction of the damp ground resisted its pull. At last the old girl was near level ground at the top of the rise, her red and white stripes still bright between the streaks of grime. My lovely 1954 Ford sedan was almost to safety and the hope of restoration - when the chain broke!