Love God. Love Your Neighbor. That.Is.All

The first part of this is reprinted without permission from a friend's blog.   But you can read the entire post here if you want to.   And yes, I feel comfortable that they won't mind.   Some more thoughts from me at the end of their portion......

Instead of always saying and sharing and writing our opinions  - we could all (me and especially me included) just DO our opinions.  (Yes, I see the irony in writing this opinion now.)

Instead of simply talking about love, we can DO love.

Instead of talking about the justice we want, we can DO justice.

Instead of just talking about mercy and grace toward the marginalized, outcast, and downtrodden, we can truly offer  - or (DO) mercy and grace.

Instead of saying what we hate about the world or the way our society and our culture is changing and failing and sucking so badly, we can go DO the things that reflect our convictions. We can do them with excellence, commitment, and big/loud/persistent love.

There are well known sayings that remind us to DO (and not simply say)
1. Talk is cheap
2. Actions speak louder than words
3. Love DOES
Let us officially add to the list ...
4. Less with the jaws, more with the paws

Tom here.   There are many ways that you can do love.   There are many ways that you can do justice.   There are many ways to show mercy and grace toward the downtrodden.

Actions speak louder than words.

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”
Chief Strategist & Co-founder of Partners in Health.

So, don't just stand there, DO something!  (Hint - look at the orange button at the top of the page.....)

On behalf of the kids, thank you,


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