2 Jun

“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.”  ~ Stephen King

Do you love someone more than you’ve loved any other person?  Has something very significant happened to you and changed your entire life?  Have you experienced a deep trauma at some point in your life?  Can you explain any of those in such a manner as to have someone else understand exactly what you felt or feel and/or experienced?  I should think the answer is most likely “no”.

Why?  King really nails it on the head when he said, “The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.”  We know that when we try to explain something important, deep, or traumatic, we do it very little  justice.  We can never truly find the words that are necessary to convey the exact feeling or recreate the exact experience for another to comprehend.

Thus it is with our relationship with God.  We will never be able to find the words needed to explain to another exactly what we feel or describe the depth of our relationship with the Lord.  We might be able to give someone an impression — just as we would be able to give them an impression of the examples above — but we would never be able to relate it exactly.

Probably the best way to describe our relationship with God is not by our words but by our actions.  If we have a deep relationship with God, we will want to serve others.  We will live our lives embodying all the virtues.  We will be “alter Christi” (another Christ) in all that we do.  Our words might not be able to convey the depth of our love for the Lord but our actions will reflect that love.

I’m not saying that you should quit talking about the Lord.  I’m not saying that at all.  However, make sure that you live your love for God even more than you speak it because actions always speak louder than words.

FAITH ACTION:  Let your actions prove to the world that you believe in God.