From today’s reading...
Then Abraham drew nearer to him and said:
'Will you sweep away the innocent with the guilty?
...Far be it from you to do such a thing,
to make the innocent die with the guilty,...’”
Abraham was a good and compassionate leader.
Today we see him intervening on behalf of the residents of Sodom in an albeit short-lived attempt to save them from total annihilation for their wicked ways.
That's what great leaders do. They ask the hard questions to get to the truth. They accept the truth. They take the hard, correct actions based on the truth.
One chapter later—Genesis 19—Sodom and Gomorrah are wiped off the face of the earth but both Abraham and Lot did all they could to save them, yet they both moved on when they realized the truth, which is the only way to...
Stay the course.
Keep the faith.