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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Quotable Quotes: Doing What Is Right

There are times in this raucous, bellicose, demanding society of ours when it is hard to know what the right thing to do might be. There are so many people who state their point of view so strongly, who shout down all opposition so completely, that it is hard not to simply agree with them and move on.

However, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in this text "A Proper Sense of Priorities," wrote on how to discern the proper path to follow amidst all the screaming voices and howling points of view. He wrote, "On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'is it popular?' But conscience asks the question, 'is it right?' And there comes a time when a true follower of Jesus Christ must take a position that's neither safe nor politic nor popular but he [or she] must do it because it is right."

I think anyone of good conscience can follow this path with good results. In fact, I recommend it.

Wishing you good conscience in the years to come as you do what it right. I'll see you there.  

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