We had a guest preacher come to our church on Sunday night. His lesson was interesting. It was about how we matter. Each of us matters. We matter to God. We matter to someone on earth. Our lives are not pointless or useless. We matter so much that God sent His son to die for each of us - not some random, faceless person half way around the world. Although, yes, that person too. He sent Jesus here to save you. To save me. Because we matter. And because of God's action, we do need to question whether He loves us. He did something to prove it.
So I was thinking about my post about the rafts. And I was thinking about a few conversations I have had recently with a few people. And add those to the sermon I heard, I came to this conclusion: actions will always speak louder than words.
I know, how cliche. But, it's totally true. It's something I have been trying to teach my kids. It's something I have been trying to teach my husband, too.
I'm not here to complain about my husband. And I wasn't complaining about him in the other post. But I think, because I studied literature, I have a slightly different outlook on people than Stu does. He was a cop, and in that job, he had to assess situations that had already occurred and listen to what people say. His decisions and assumptions come from what people say.
I am the opposite. Literature grads and book nerds alike look at behaviors. We are taught to focus on character actions and motivations. It matters very little to me what comes out of someone's mouth. I make judgments and assumptions based on the actions and behaviors of people. And I have been trying to teach that to my kids.
Talk is cheap. Real cheap. It doesn't matter that a friends tells you they like you if they talk junk behind your back. That is not a friend worth having. It doesn't matter if someone tells you they love you and that you are important, if they never consider your feelings/wants/needs.
You can tell a lot about a person just by watching. And, in my experience, actions don't lie.
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