August 7

Reflection

I am here to live out the meaning of God
not to argue about what God means.
Don’t make me laugh
With that pompous talk
about true religions.
Get up on your feet and do something.
Show me what it looks like to be a believer.
Jan Phillips.

Prayer

May I walk in spirit and truth.

Action

There is a lot of “pompous talk about true religions” in the public arena. Unfortunately, there is little evidence from the same quarters about what a “believer” might look like. What does this mean for you?

Suggested Reading

You hypocrites, rightly did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying, ‘This people honors Me with their lips, But their heart is far away from Me.
Matthew 15:7

With their doctrine they build, and with their lives they destroy.
Augustine

Jesus Christ said ‘by their fruits ye shall know them,’ not by their disclaimers.
William S. Burroughs

Prejudice is learned. What will you teach others through your actions and words?
DaShanne Stokes 

External actions are evidence of internal beliefs. Our deeds are what show our creeds.
Tim Hiller

Your beliefs become your thoughts,
Your thoughts become your words,
Your words become your actions,
Your actions become your habits,
Your habits become your values,
Your values become your destiny.
Mahatma Gandhi

The wise do not buy into other people’s perceptions of who they are and what they are capable of. Instead, they bypass a person’s public persona and see who they are in their highest expression. When you see actions taken with integrity, instead of words only, you will then know a soul’s worth.
Shannon L. Alder

 

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