James 2:14-16 ” What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, ‘Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,’ but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? “

All of us have been guilty of this.  We encounter someone with a urgent physical need…we can’t help but see it and understand the gravity.  But what do we do?  We walk away, but not before sanctimoniously announcing, “I’ll pray for you.”  I can almost see Jesus shaking His head in disappointment.  We have blown a chance to show His love through our good deeds.  For our faith manifests itself in these good works…demonstrating to the person we’re helping in very tangible ways that God loves them.  We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus…and by our actions His caring is shown to others.

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