Practice what You Preach

Feb 1, 2012  |     |   General

As the Families Case Manager at the Lydia House, I meet with the families once a week for Case Management. Last week during a session with a one of my clients, a single mother, mentioned a phrase that her father instilled in her growing up and one she tries to live by and teach her daugther.

That phrase is “practice what you preach”. We preach to our family, friends, children and I, my clients, about being kind to others, giving to others, and loving others. But how often are we kind to everyone we meet? How often do we give to someone in need? How often do we love everyone we see? It says in Matthew 25:40,
“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”
When we are kind, giving and loving those who we may see as unworthy, unkind or unlovable we are giving, kind, and loving God. We are all called by God to do His work and at times it may seem impossible, but we just need to keep what Jesus said in Matthew 25:40 in mind. People may not listen to our words, but they always pay attention to our actions, even when we think no one is watching.
Jessica Michaels
Lydia House Case Manager