This is a little bit ironic. I said i was going to post something today about my thoughts. Turns out, I'm not. What's ironic about it is I am instead going to take another look at the phrase, "actions speak louder than words." Someone wise who read the post pointed out to me that maybe I had altogether missed the point of the saying. Here's the example he gave:
Someone says, "I'm going to give $100,000 to the victims in Haiti." That seems like a pretty admirable thing, right? Well what if the person then proceeds to give no assistance and doesn't back up his statement? On the other hand, a person might say, "I will not help the Haiti victims," and then he sends $100,000 in aid to the Haitian relief efforts.
With this view, "actions speak louder than words" is a little bit more clear to me. I encourage you to read Matthew 21:28-31 for a similar situation that Jesus lays out.
The upcoming post i mentioned yesterday? Well, let's just say it's going through some reconstruction since my approach on the subject is a little different now.