“For even the Son of Man came not to be ministered to but to minister, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
Faith without Works
We live in a “me first” society. If we can drive our cars, eat fast food and shop for things we don’t really need, our life is satisfying. Rather than playing with our children we give them a computer game or a television to entertain them. We house our elderly rather than loving them with dignity. Our poorest citizens go hungry in the neighborhood next door while we eat out every night.
Most of us don’t know our neighbors nor would we consider bringing them dinner when they are sick or helping watch their child for a couple hours. We have so little time for others in the “busyness” of our self-satisfaction. When asked, many would call ourselves Christians.
Brothers and sisters, I am not referring to unbelievers. I am calling out self-absorbed Christians (including myself) who have forgotten one of the most fundamental of Jesus’ teachings to serve others first before thinking of ourselves. We do not need to be bible experts; we only require a willing spirit and an open heart.
St. Francis of Assisi is credited to have said, “Preach the gospel at all times. Use words if necessary.” It is with this spirit that Jesus ministered with actions over words and how he wants us to spread the gospel. The old saying, “actions speak louder than words,” should be foremost in our minds as we walk out our faith.
Father, thank you for giving us your Son to be our example. Strengthen us as we get off the couch and step boldly into the lives of our neighbors and preach the gospel with our hands and feet. In Jesus name we pray! Amen!
Are you a fruitful Christian? If Jesus asked you this questions tomorrow, what would your answer be?
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