You’ve heard the saying “Actions speak louder than words.” Oftentimes, this is true. It is time for us as Christians to apply that knowledge. Because even though society always has and always will look at Christianity in a negative light, we do have control over how those around us see us on an individual level. It has become the norm for our media outlets, people on the internet, etc. to tell us how hateful and hypocritical Christians are. We’ve seen images of individuals being combative and confrontational in public settings, claiming it’s in the name of their god. That becomes the narrative. “They’re going against the very religion they preach!” But whether you are a Christian or not, let me tell you: That does not have to be all of us. Through both peaceful and loving actions, we can change some people’s perspecives on the reality of Jesus’s teachings.
What are some examples of peaceful and loving actions that you can think of? Giving money, goods, or services to a neighbor, a friend in need, a charity? Smiling at a stranger? Saying “Hello“? Complimenting them? How about cleaning up trash wherever you see it? Better yet, how about just being a better wife/husband, mother/father, daughter/son, neice/nephew, or friend to your closest people. How can you do that? By serving them more and thinking of yourself less — A simple action that at times becomes difficult in performance. Selfishness is the big word we’re looking for here. You can even show peace and love through organizing a respectful and civil protest. Whatever comes to your mind, your thoughts are there for a reason. DO it. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” That’s what 2 Timothy 1:7 of the Holy Bible says.
“Show love, show peace, show long suffering, show forgiveness — People are attracted to that. You show the fruit of the spirit. You don’t have to worry about people becoming followers of righteousness and truth.”Modern Renaissance Man