When you don't know which way to go, what do you do? Do you:
Do you shrug your shoulders, pick one, and run down it fearlessly?
Do you look carefully down each as far as you can before making a choice?
Do you sit down and think about how to formulate the best metric for making choices in similar circumstances?
Do you expostulate a complete theory of the will of the Divine for the benefit of your unenlightened companions before walking back home, thus leaving them behind to make a choice?
Update, March 14: Have you thought about the question?
Perhaps it's not so cut and dry. Perhaps we do a little bit of them all. But the option which seems the most odd is actually the wisest. For the friend we cannot see is indeed a friend, or at least is willing to be one. It seems foolish from a materialist/rational perspective, and yet the reality is there. I cannot say, "prayer works," because that would be to deny the nature of the act, to deny the power, incisiveness, and comfort of a God who will not bend to the mere whim of a single person, but who will hazard great things for the love of a single life. No, I will not think of prayer as a mechanism, or as another knowledge-power function. But I can say that God listens. And that he listens just as well to those who don't understand. Because none of us really understands.
Isn't it odd that the most difficult option involves the passivity of a humble heart mixed with courage which usually only tormets the reckless?