Sometimes it doesn’t pay to defend yourself. Roger Clemens has been very proactive, and sometimes vehement, in defending himself against steroid use. After today’s circus, it seems that he may have gone too far. Roger said it himself, “"No matter what we discuss here today, I am never going to have my name restored."
I’m not sure whether Roger Clemens is innocent or guilty. But what I am sure about is that there are times when people are going to lie about you. The lies may be small, and may not get you in front of Congress, but they will lie. Some will know they’re lying, and some won’t.
The hard part is knowing when to fight, and when to leave it alone. Fighting may bring more problems and actually not be beneficial. As the bible says, the battle is the Lord’s. One of the amazing aspects of Jesus life was the times when he didn’t defend himself against false accusation. He stayed focused on his message, and didn’t let anything distract him. Oh, that we could all live that type of singularly focused life.