Quotable

Via Sojourners:

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 one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular — but he must take it simply because conscience tells him it is right.

— Martin Luther King Jr.,
from his address, “To Chart Our Course for the Future” (1968).

One of the church’s most important jobs is to continually ask “Is it right?” Another important job of the church is to raise a ruckus when the answer is no.