To hold the destiny of another human being in your hand - to the extent that one can - is a humbling thing.
Last week I served my first jury duty.
Although I'm free to talk about the details of the case, I'm choosing not to. The details aren't relevant to the point I want to make.
Before the trial, I joked with my friends that I had been practicing.
"Guilty!" I'd yell and jab my finger in the air. "Off with their heads!"
I didn't think it would be all that difficult to come to a decision about the case. Yes or no. Guilty or not guilty.