Taking a stand means being who you are, what you believe in, and live accordingly. When a person takes a stand for a noble cause, his life becomes his message. People listen to him/her, join hands with him/her and brings about a transformation in the lives of many. There are many examples of such daring people who have taken a firm and radical stand against injustice.
There are also people who taken a strong stand for an unholy cause. History is full of such demonic people who have ruthlessly tortured millions of people.
When I was a child, we lived in a cooperative housing society. Whenever an important issuescame up, my father took a clear and strong position that would serve the entire community and not a few chosen ones. His position was at times was not popular but he remained steadfast and did not cave in.He was well known for being impartial and bold. People respected him for his integrity and courage. He was a good role mode for us.
I have followed in his foot prints. There have been times in the community where I lived in, I took a firm position for electing a president of the organization not because he gave a big donation but on the basis of his merits. Sadly money talks and silences right voices. I persisted and eventually convinced others to do the right thing.
When we take a position for the right cause, we derive a lot of strength from within. And we leave a mark behind. That's why people who have taken a clear and strong position for a noble cause dwell in our hearts.
May we cultivate inner strength to take a position for a noble cause to serve others!