Walk the Talk

What good are beliefs without practicing love?

(Listen to my song “Make Me a Channel” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Matthew 7:24

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock.”

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Are you listening to the words of Jesus and acting on them?

Here are some of the words Jesus has spoken:

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39)

“Love your enemies.” (Matthew 5:44)

“Forgive seventy-seven times” (or in other words…without limit.) (Matthew 18:22)

“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”  (Matthew 25:35-36)

“Whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)

We’ve heard his words.

Each of us must now ask ourselves: Am I acting on them?

And please hear this instruction without any hint of threat or punishment.

It’s not a threat but an invitation.

Because in living-out Jesus’ words we discover love and our true selves.

Holding beliefs without living-them-out seems rather hollow.

Jesus said the most important Commandments were to love God and your neighbor as yourself.

Love is all that really matters.

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Listen to the song of the day “Make Me a Channel” on the Listen to Your Heart album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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