Don’t Just Sit There

8 Aug

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” ~ Will Rogers

The word “Christian”, in my mind, should denote more than the faith of a person.  It should be more than a noun.  Christian should be a verb.  Even more, it should be an action verb.  When we hear the word “Christian”, we should not think of sloth or apathy.  We should think about love, charity, and positive good.

Will Rogers really had it correct.  We are on a track all right.  That track, that path, leads to heaven.  However, we must move along that track.  We cannot remain stationary on the track expecting to be carried along to the Kingdom.

There are a myriad of ways that we can be active Christians.  We can give our time to help many causes.  We can go to hospitals and nursing homes to visit the sick or shut-in.  We can volunteer our talents to help others who may not be able to do what we can do.  We can teach others the ways of the faith by word and deed.

We can only accomplish any of that, however, by actively doing something.  Sitting around and wishing it will get done accomplishes nothing.

FAITH ACTION:  Do something positive today:  pray more, help at a soup kitchen, visit people in the nursing home, spend quality time with family and friends.