Millions of miles of barbed wire fence exist throughout the United States. Eventually, without maintenance the fence lines fall and the wire becomes a trap for unwary hikers and even for animals. I see a relationship here between the fence lines and our lives. Unless we maintain safe boundaries in our lives, keeping us from those things that will harm us, the very barriers that we create can become a snare for us and those around us. We cannot let our fences fall and we cannot lose our standards.