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faith and action

is faith an action? i mean, when we speak of faith we speak in terms of it being a noun. in fact, the dictionary defines faith as a noun., making it a "thing." but interestingly enough, it does also describe it as a "transitive verb." but i think "faith" is a simple verb - and action - to have faith is nothing without action. faith requires we do something, far more then just "believe something" it requires that we move forward in a way that changes lives - our and others. it is easy for us to sit and watch while others "do" - act out their faith in ways that change lives. in james we are informed that faith without action is a dead faith - and for me, i do not desire a dead faith. i see faith as a moving, breathing, living force in our lives that needs, no cries, to be expressed - so, how? how do we move from a dead faith to a living faith? simple, we do -

we build houses, we feed the homeless, we move from the pews into the streets - we step out of the comfort zone and into the un-comfort zone; we do. this weeks blog is not designed to do anything but to get you to think - not of what you do, but of what you do not do - don't read this and say, "we help" - read this and ask, "how can we help more" - not a check, not a contribution of money - but of time, or you, or action, of faith .

pax

2 comments:

kevin h said...

I see faith as more of a 'thing' than an 'action.' However, as a thing, faith is active. Faith does stuff. Faith takes action. Faith is not merely acted upon.

kevin h said...

I see faith as more of a 'thing' than an 'action.' However, as a thing, faith is active. Faith does stuff. Faith takes action. Faith is not merely acted upon.