Monday, 6 June 2016

Actions speak louder than words

“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of action, and therefore are cursed by the Lord since He Himself cursed the fig tree when He found no fruit but only leaves.” - (St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church)

Our actions do speak louder than our words.
This is the great challenge of being a Christian - we can know what we ought to do, but actually following through with this is the hard part.

James 2:14-17 - Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say, “Good morning, friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup—where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?

Examine your heart today and see if there are some 'actions' that perhaps you need to follow through with.

Living in Grace

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