I have always been fascinated by words.
I enjoy reading them and I just love writing them.
When I am happy I turn to words to express my happiness.
When I am sad and down, I turn to words to lift up my flagging spirit.
And yet words cannot just stay as words.
Just as the Word became flesh,
my words should also become incarnated into action.
The faith that I profess and proclaim in words
must be manifest in my deeds and actions
– a faith that does justice in love.
This is a constant theme in a life in the Spirit:
Just as the body is dead without breath,
so also faith is dead without good works.
If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels,
but didn’t love others,
I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.