Actions or Words

Posted By on May 18, 2012 | 0 comments


I have been reflecting lately on how my actions do or do not reflect Christ to my children.  Based on the responses to my recent article called Humbling the Grumbling, I am thankful to find that I am not alone in this quest.  That’s why I feel compelled to share this amazing poem by Edgar A. Guest called “Sermons We See.”  It really hits home the idea of our actions speaking louder than our words.

Sermons We See

by Edgar A. Guest

I’d rather see a sermon
than hear one any day,
I’d rather one would walk with me
than merely tell the way;

The eye’s a better pupil
and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing,
but examples always clear;

I soon can learn to do it,
if you’ll let me see it done,
I can watch your hands in action,
your tongue too fast may run;

The lectures you deliver
may be very wise and true,
But I’d rather get my lessons
by observing what you do;

I may not understand
the high advice you give,
But there’s no misunderstanding
how you act and how you live.

Thank you so much for these reminders along the way.  We want to seek your example for what our actions should look like. 


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