The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands at moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at moments of challenge and controversy.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929- 1968)
Be an all weather friend, not just fair weather. Say your friend has a rich dad. She has everything. Then one day her dad decides to get a divorce and he takes his money with him. A month later she can't come shopping with you because she doesn't have enough spending money. Do you still stick with her? IF you do, your measure is high; if you don't your measure is low.
Always pray to God, not just during the good times. If you stay with him through thick and thin, he will not forsake you when times are bad.
If a man stays with his family, friends, everyone through everything, the measure of that man will be great.