Actions and Words

Who hasn’t heard this one? The simple fact is it’s true.

Here’s a take on this common phrase by Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark, New Jersey:

Before you speak to me about your religion,

first show it to me in how you treat other people;

Before you tell me how much you love your God,

show me how much you love all His children;

Before you preach to me of the passion for your faith, 

teach me about it through the compassion for your neighbors.

In the end, I’m not as interested in what you have to tell or sell

as in how you choose to live and give.

Do we live and give enough?

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