Coconut tree bears the burden of the heavy coconuts. It holds the weight to show the gratitude towards the gardener who took a great care of it. The very gardener might cut down the tree for his own purpose. Yet the tree gives him the firewood. This is how we can summarize the good and bad. But what is this so called ‘in between’?
At times, we face dilemma like the one the famous Hamlet had. We might have the complete wherewithal of the situation but fail to arrive at a concrete decision. We know the good and bad qualities of people yet we would become uncertain to support the good ones. This Hamlet-like situation is the one that falls between the good and the bad.
At a junction that shows left and right deviations and does not show a straight path, one has to choose either of the available paths. Similarly, when we have to decide between good and bad, one must choose it boldly than getting stuck in the middle as dilemma cannot lead us further.
Do you think Jesus was unaware of what was coming his way? He knows it yet went ahead with his mission and cared a little for the consequences. On the contrary you can see Judas who took a grave decision and thereby fallen from the grace of being the close aide of Christ. This gives us one more about life i.e. when there is Christ, there would be a Judas. It is for the others to choose the sides. Good or bad are the words which are relative in meaning but appear more specific in character.
A murder might commit the sin in a spurt of anger but God would look at him to see whether the murder is repenting the sin subsequently. Though the society and judicial system might punish him severely but the God graces him. Because, the sinner gained the awareness of his sin and repented it. Thus the murder has transformed within his self from bad to good. Like the coconut analogy that we saw at the beginning the God would bestow the repenting souls with peace. So, it is wiser and sacred to choose to be on the side of good irrespective of the consequences.