Monday, July 12

Words and deeds

Today's Gospel reading is familiar ground, to be sure.

“Anyone who receives you receives me, and anyone who receives me receives the Father who sent me. If you receive a prophet as one who speaks for God, you will be given the same reward as a prophet. And if you receive righteous people because of their righteousness, you will be given a reward like theirs. And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.”

See that guy over there? Yah, we've seen that guy and people like him and most all of us are guilty of avoiding or completely ignoring them. Now, consider the words above. If you really mean it when you say you love God, you need to treat them as you would if they were Christ...because they are.

Brother James?
"If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, 'Go in peace, be warmed and filled,' without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that?"

Words without deeds means nothing.

Go, feed some sheep.

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