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“People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart. The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices.” Proverbs 21:2-3

It is not enough to know what is right, Dr. Salonga points out. More important is to discern what is right and defending it with all the resources at one’s command. He says that this comes out of a person who has opened the windows of his mind to great thoughts and ennobling ideas. Rather than being confined to the words that he/she reads, the person chooses to make “relentless, rigorous analysis and evaluation of everything he reads because he is less interested in the accumulation of degrees than in the stimulation of his mind and the cultivation of a generous spirit.”