The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. (Oscar Wilde, 19th century Irish poet and playwright)

It’s said that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Sometimes another phrase is added: “but heaven is full of good works.” Wilde puts it well. No matter how great our plan is, unless it is actively pursued, it’s fruitless, offering no help to the intended beneficiary. It’s rather crude to say it, but it’s pointed: “Put your money where your mouth is.” In other words, just do it!

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven (Matthew 5:16). In all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works (Titus 2:7).

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