"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips."
Of course, we say. We know the truth of that. Yet, we continue to be impatient in line, abrupt with those serving us, spewing nasty words in traffic, using looks we ourselves would hate to receive, etc. It's not always the obvious ways (eat well, exercise, go to church, etc) that we are teaching our children and grandchildren, but more in the subtle ways: how we treat the waitress, the person behind the airline counter, going the extra mile for a friend in need, working a soup kitchen or the like, turning off the electronics and opening a book or splashing in a creek. In these busy times, oh God, please help me to slow down and live a sermon in my life. - Beth Almond ford