Works and faith

Christ with lambJames 2:14-17

14 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

When we consider our faith, our works must accompany it. If you have faith, but do not do works, your faith is dead. As we reflect on the Spirituality of Stewardship, consider all of the ways that you can contribute to your works through Time and Talents. Can you help clean the Church after the Liturgy? Can you organize a trip for the young adults to a local monastery? Can your family volunteer for a Habitat project? Can you identify someone in need and purchase/deliver a Thanksgiving meal to them? Small works can have a big impact on you, on those that you serve and on your Salvation. Make the commitment today!

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About mychristmycare

Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.
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