We Have Been Commissioned By God

3 May

“It has been noted that actions speak louder than words. Truth is, I have found that during many situations in life, words are just noise… and actions are the ONLY things that speak.”¬†~ Steve Maraboli

I wonder how often we are not the real voice of change and hope that people need to hear but, instead, merely noisy distraction. Do the words that we say have any true impact or do we merely pay lip service to issues? If lip service is all we pay, we are not doing the job that Jesus left for us to do.

Jesus was never a lip service type of person. As a matter of fact, there were several times in the Gospels where he called out people who merely paid God lip service. Jesus was a man of action. He told His followers that they might have to die for what they believed, for what they said, and for what they did. Jesus indicated that the world might not accept what they had to say. But Jesus stated that we needed to say it anyway.

As we celebrate the Feast of the Apostles Philip and James today, we remember that God has given us a mission as well. Jesus has given us His message. It is up to us to communicate it in such a way as to promote change for the good rather than clutter up the world with meaningless noise.

FAITH ACTION: Examine what you are planning to do today and the motive for doing so. Will you make a difference or merely contribute to the noise of the world?