It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to you enemies
but even more to stand up to your friends!
~ J K Rowling ~
What a fabulous statement! In fact I believe that the fear we feel when we stand up to our enemies is an internal fear base upon danger. The fear we feel when standing up to our friends is much deeper. The fear of not only bodily harm is far outweighed by our human nature for acceptance. What will our friends think if we stand up to them or stand up against them? Is our relationship strong enough to endure a challenge of the other? Are we strong enough in our own personal belief to go to battle for it?