I find these words by Dr. King to be compelling and challenging. Think about it: is there ever a right time to do the wrong thing? While doing the right thing may sometimes be inconvenient (and also carry along some tough consequences), as Dr. King so wisely says, “the time is always right to do the right thing.”
In fact, history is populated with people who found themselves at the crossroads of such a decision – in essence, “Do what is best for me personally, or stand upon my convictions and take action to help others, even if I suffer along the way?” – and our current position is not much different, really. Whether you live in the United States or the Ukraine, remember that doing the right thing is not only a compassionate and just response, but it’s a biblical one, too.
Again, that we enjoy our civil liberties today likely means that someone in the past made the potentially costly decision to do the right thing, and we are still reaping the benefits of their courage and faith in our present day.
So what will you do? Or would you rather wait for the nebulous “right time” to act?