St. Francis of Assisi said, “Preach the gospel dailyUse words when necessary.” My words have always been quick out of my mouth and my actions have always been far behind my so called Christian beliefs. St. Francis had it right that our actions so should show the love of Christ to the world. Unfortunately our words, including mine have been very condemning. Why would the world take Christians serious, when our words and actions do not meet up with our beliefs.

Gandhi said, “I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” When are we the church, the body of Christ, going to act and love like Him? When are we going to get out of the pews and step outside the walls and be Christ with skin on?

Actions speak louder than words. The words we are yelling so loud can not be heard because the silence of our actions are deafening. LIVE OUT LOUD by your actions and not your words.

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Ted Goodwin is a speaker and author of the book “Lessons from a Headache.” In June of 2009 Ted was diagnosed with a “chronic daily migraine” headache. Despite constant pain since the headache began, Ted has not allowed it to stop him from living life to the full. He lives a life that is active, rewarding and full of joy. He diligently trained for and completed his first marathon in September 2010, despite the migraine.