Lots (literally) in this Torah portion. The message gifted to me by Rabbi Carla Freedman was “…that goodness must reach a critical mass in order to offset the evil around it.”
Critical mass – the minimum size or amount of something needed required to maintain or start a venture.
How does it feel to be on the side of good but not have the critical mass to affect change or maintain momentum? It’s how we act in these situations that determines our character and how we are remembered. Abraham chose to step up and negotiate on the possibility that some good existed in Sodom and Gomorrah.
When confronted with conflict and the “not good” that exists around us, will you double down on your efforts the create critical mass for change an for good, or will you simply walk away into the dessert? You have a choice.