Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

10/30/2008

Where the rubber meets the road


Speaking of calling oneself a Christian, Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer wrote,
If you are not putting that claim to the test, where the rubber meets the road, then it's high time to stop talking about being a Christian. You can pray until you faint, but if you're not gonna get up and do something, God is not gonna put it in your lap.

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  • At 10/30/2008 10:50 AM, Blogger November In My Soul said…

    I have had this discussion many times with someone who is very near and dear to me. They seem to believe that prayer is enough, that God requires no other action on our part.

    God could intervene and do everything we want done but he probably won't. I agree we need to be about His business, following up our prayer requests with action.

    It is often though us that God performs his miracles, answers prayer requests and provides us with oportunities to see if we will love our enemies as our self. Prayer and faith are not passive concepts, both require some overt act on our part.

     

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