What Matters 
Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 11:19 AM - Extra Christy, Radio
A friend of extraChristy was promoting this humble email at breakfast. "You should get extraChristy; what's your email again?" Between them they tried to piece it together.

Suspicious, I butted in and asked our recruit, "Do you use your email?"


He went on to explain how months go by without him checking email. He had an email address. He just didn't read or write any messages. (Some days, when I look at my unread messages, I think he is wiser than me in that way.)

Some folks are like that about their faith. With effort, they can recite their church's address but rarely go there. The question of how does having that membership affect your daily life is what really matters.

Whether or not you use email is not of eternal importance. Whether or not your life sends a message of your faith...that matters.

What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, "Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. -- James 2:14-17 (NIV)

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