Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment!
~ James 2: 12-13
Okay, to be completely honest, if I can only speak when my life is fully engaged in my faith, then I would be forever doomed to remain silent.
Sometimes we are called to proclaim God's love, EVEN when we are not fully able to live it. Does that mean that we are all hypocrites? Only when our own words no longer call us to conversion. NOBODY completely lives up to his or her own ideals and visions, but by proclaiming our ideals and visions with great conviction and great humility, we may gradually grow into the truths that we speak.
So, before we begin to point fingers, or begin to judge, we must faithfully look in the mirror and realize that we are ALL works in progress.
As long as we know that our lives always will speak louder than our words, we can trust that our words will remain humble.
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2017
Dear Lord, help me to remain faithful in all times. Amen.
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.