As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. (Andrew Carnegie, 19th-20th century Scottish-American industrialist)

With the ever-present visual and verbal media, we are inundated with words and “talking heads.” People tweet the most trivial comments that, in times past, no one would even think of saying to anyone. Since words often become almost meaningless, perhaps we should follow Carnegie’s advice and pay more attention to actions, rather than words.

The one who has knowledge uses words with restraint (Proverbs 17:27). Let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth (1 John 3:18).