John Bunyan suffered in prison for twelve long years. He could have been released had he only compromised. He was given every opportunity to conform. The authorities made it easy. All he had to do was promise not to preach in certain places, but Bunyan humbly refused. He finally prevailed when the Act of Toleration was passed in 1689, recognizing the religious rights of dissenters. Today a stained glass window is devoted to Bunyan in Westminster Abbey, London. “Humble yourselves before the Lord and he will exalt you.” (James 4:10) Stand for what’s right. Never give in.