Warm Southern Breeze

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, January 4, 2019

“I will pray,” says one.

“I will act,” says another.

The hillbilly common-sense version of that is “Wish in one hand, shit in the other, and see which one fills up first.”

“Thoughts and prayers” alone won’t cut it.

Action is required.

Even the many school shooting victims speak from their graves, though the voices we hear are our own, telling us “thoughts and prayers” alone won’t cut it.

As healers, you know that’s true, because you know that not only do actions speak louder than words, words alone are never enough. And that’s why you became a healer.

Matter of fact, “thoughts and prayers” alone have never been enough – as evidenced by this excerpt from a letter about wisdom dating back to c.180–210 CE, written in Greek, whose authorship is uncertain:

“My friends, what good is it to say you have faith, when you don’t do anything to show you really do have faith? Can this kind of faith save you? If you know someone who doesn’t have any clothes or food, you shouldn’t just say, “I hope all goes well for you. I hope you will be warm and have plenty to eat.”

“What good is it to say this, unless you do something to help? Faith that doesn’t lead us to do good deeds is all alone and dead!

“Suppose someone disagrees and says, “It is possible to have faith without doing kind deeds.”

“I would answer, “Prove that you have faith without doing kind deeds, and I will prove that I have faith by doing them.””

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas Middle School
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