Matthew 4: 3
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and curing every disease and every sickness among the people.
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#AllWordsMatter #ActionsMattertoo "Don't listen to what he says, watch what he does" "Take him seriously but not literally" "He didn't mean what he said." "If he says it, it must be true." We have entered into a time of intensely weighing words and actions in our public figures. We live in that world everyday, on a smaller scale for certain, but one in which we still have to pick over our words and actions like we choose apples at a fruit stand. We salivate for the crisp, sweet goodness of truth and integrity. We weary of the plethora of blemishes, wormholes, and grainy disappointments of unfulfilled promises. It is easy to lower our expectations and eat what is rotten and call it good. Jesus walked about in our world, speaking the truth, living with unblemished integrity and acted with compassion and righteousness. At a time, when we may abandon the importance of both our words and our actions, Jesus sets the standard high. When we fall short of the standard, we tend to question the standard. Jesus keeps the standard high and offers us forgiveness and unrelenting love and deeds to strive for the goodness he can taste and see in us all.
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Holy God, may my words and my actions work together for your good. Amen.
Deb Grant, resilient child of God, creative tinker of paper, ink, wood, shiny things, paint and words. The human amusement of a parrot and a dog.
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