Belief in Action (Source Unknown)

     The following is something all of us should think about.  When do our beliefs begin to make a difference? 

The world is full of nominal Christians–but how many are Christians in deed? The Bible makes it clear that mere belief is not enough.

A United States Senator recently quoted a very moving, yet indicting poem, “Listen Christian!” (by Bob Rowland), which reads as follows:

I was hungry,
and you formed a humanities club
and discussed my hunger.
Thank you.
I was imprisoned
and you crept off quietly
to your chapel in the cellar
and prayed for my release.
I was naked
and in your mind
you debated the morality of
my appearance.
I was sick
and you knelt
and thanked God
for your health.
I was homeless
and you preached to me
about the spiritual shelter
of the love of God.
I was lonely
and you left me alone
to pray for me.
you seem so holy;
so close to God.
But I am still very hungry,
and lonely,
and cold . . .

This poignant poem is an obvious modification of the words of Jesus Himself as recorded in Matthew 25:35, 36: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me.”


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