“In the history of the Church there have been two classes of Christians: Christians of words – those ‘Lord, Lord, Lord’ – and Christians of action, in truth.” These words are from Pope Francis’ homily yesterday in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. I found his message to be very fitting. I try my best to be a Christian of actions not words.
The most most important attributes of a Christian are caring for the needy and living one’s Christian values every day, not eloquence or a good command of words. We may witness to others about our faith through our words, but how we are living our lives is the most powerful testimony of our belief and love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We should strive each day to understand the word of God, the teachings of Jesus Christ and the Holy church so that we will be able to live out our faith fully–not just speak about it or live it out half-heartedly. So try your best to be a Christian of actions not words today, and every day moving forward.
If you want to read more about the Pope’s June 27, 2013 message, you can do so here: “Pope: Be careful you are not ‘masquerading’ as a Christian.”