Thought of the Day October 17, 2017 What is the fruit in our life?

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"We recognize a tree by its fruit, and we ought to be able to recognize a Christian by his action. The fruit of faith should be evident in our lives, for being a Christian is more than making sound professions of faith. It should reveal itself in practical and visible ways. Indeed it is better to keep quiet about our beliefs, and live them out, than to talk eloquently about what we believe, but fail to live by it." (St. Ignatius of Antioch) This is the same concerns the Old Testament prophets and Jesus spoke about in their day. It is the difference between a mere external relationship with God and a truly internal relationship with God that is lived according to his will. Today, there are many who professed to be Christians but in fact are only so on the surface. Jesus put it very clearly: "It is not the one who says Lord, Lord, but the one who does the will of my Father, enters the Kingdom of God."  Let our actions speak louder than our words, lest our words condemn us for lack of action.

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