Actions speak louder than words…

However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?— Buddha

I came across this quote the other day and was pulled up short. The substance of my past few sermons is summed up here in just one short sentence!

Wonder what the reaction would be if I stood up this coming Sunday – quoted Buddha and sat down again!!

A challenge to me to ensure that the quality of the message is not lost amid the quantity of the words I use on a Sunday morning!

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3 thoughts on “Actions speak louder than words…

  1. like to read all the things you put on this, hope it is all right, am feeling much better, a bit tired till the tuesday but ok now. hope you and your family are all well.

  2. I sometimes wonder why sermons are expected to be 10-20 minutes long. And, for that matter, why services have to be 1 hour long. Too short and the young church moan, as they haven’t had enough time to do their thing for the half the service they are out. Too long and the congregation get twichy as they have friends coming from dinner.

    A very wise person once told me if you can’t get to the point in 10 minutes, give up. I wonder how that will pan out in ministry???!!!

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