Right Versus True
It is often better to be at peace than to be right. Arguing with a fool won’t change their mind. Now standing up for truth and justice is a completely different thing, but it still needs to be done in a way that measures conflict.
Jesus was confrontational and revolutionary, but often he simply stated the truth and walked away. When he was wrongly given over to be killed, he didn’t fight, he didn’t have a plan B to have his supporters come in and rescue him, he simply stated the truth about his identity.
The problem with “being right” all the time is that it is a lonely place. In the end you come out the bully. Steadfastly but humbly standing for truth changes the world, often more quickly and quietly than those who proclaim their rightness.