“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
Show my your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do – James 2;18 NIV
I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day.
I’d rather one should walk we me than merely show the way.
The eye’s a better pupil and more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing, but example always clear;
And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds.
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.
I can soon learn how to do it if you’ll let me see it done,
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And lectures you deliver may be wise and true;
But I’d rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
For I may understand you and the high advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
– Edgar A. Guest