Speaking and Living

An ounce of practice is worth more than a ton of preaching. (Gandhi, 19-20th century Indian political ethicist)

The Italian mystic, Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the Gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” When we were kids, we said it this way, “Actions speak louder than words.” It’s the way we live, more than our words that show people who we are and what we stand for. Be sure that what you say accurately reflects who you are.

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone . . . Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. (Colossians 4:6; Hebrews 10:24)