“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.” – [Matthew 7:21]
Jesus listens to us, our actions and our words. If our actions do not match our words, then we are hypocrites. I am hypocrite. My actions do not always match my words. But with God’s help, I keep trying to do better. God’s grace is waiting there to help you and me.
Our actions are very important. With them, we show who we are. Many people question God as we Christians know him because of Christians. Our actions have testified to God, but our testimony is poor. We do not testify to God’s love and mercy. We are hypocrites and our testimony makes God look like a hypocrite.
Our actions guide who we are. Even the littlest of actions guide us. Every action guides us closer to God or closer to Hell. Jesus, the angels, and the saints are listening. So is the Devil and the fallen angels. Surely in this battle with God, the Devil does not want anyone to join forces with God.
So, we stand in the midst of this battle. God versus the Devil. Good versus evil. Each one trying to get us to act according to their will. The Devil tries to convince us of how little the action is. “But it’s just a little evil.” What’s the harm with just a little, after all? But that’s just it, every step towards Hell is a step towards Hell. Enough steps and we will be in Hell, but God is always working to save us.
Our actions speak volumes. Sometimes, it’s the little actions that speak the loudest. Doing a little act of kindness can be of more worth than a large act of kindness. They can be more memorable and inspiring too. Like the Pope giving a disfigured man a hug.