Sunday, May 3, 2009
Walking the walk
Is it enough to say that we love God? Does action have to be part of the equation? In the book of James we read, "What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him?" I think it is our faith that saves us. But I also think that real faith, real love calls us to reach out and respond in some way. If we see a need, then we are compelled to do something.
Isn't that what Jesus did? He looked around and saw the people with their great needs and he responded in compassionate ways. He healed them .He welcomed them. He embraced them. He invited them to become part of his mission. And in the end, he gave his life for them.
Jesus didn't just talk the talk. He walked the walk. We are called to do the same thing. Today a group from our church walked for world hunger by getting pledges for the Church World Service CROP Walk. They lived out their faith and made it real.
So what are you going to do? Your faith has saved you. How are you going to celebrate and show God how much you love him?