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“But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” (James 2:18)

There are way too many who pontificate about all kinds of things.  It means nothing.  It does nothing.  Yes, there are topics such as global warming, racial tensions, etc..  It is all the hot air of pontificating folk who do nothing.  But you, you have been called into the presence of the Almighty and eternal God.  Do you come to Him empty handed?  Come with all you are and serve Him.  Serve Him in all you do, for faith must produce fruits.

Lord, St. Paul said it to the Colossians, “Whatever you do, do as serving the Lord.”  Why do those who spew hot air make it so much more difficult than it needs to be.  If I am hungry, I eat.  If I am thirsty, I drink.  If I have faith, it is evident by more than just the words I say.  Lead me, Lord, to have the kind of faith that is evident.  You did not just give us words, but in Christ, You showed us how to serve You in our neighbors.

Lord Jesus, You have done for me that which I could not do myself.  But there are things I can do, and You give me grace to step up and do them.  Lead me, Lord, in the way of life so that I would be guided by You now and always.  You have come into the world to set free the captives to do the work You give us to do while it is day.  Grant me the desire and  fortitude to bear fruit befitting the kingdom.  Amen.