says keep warm, well fed
but does nothing about their needs
words, but no action
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? James 2:16 (NIV)
In the King James English, the message is more clear.
Notwithstanding ye give them NOT those things which are needful to the body.
Ye Give Them NOT.
What is the deal with our representatives in Congress in both the House and the Senate.
I know it the argument can easily become simplistic as both sides want to do ‘The Right Thing’ but cannot agree on what the right thing is.
I guess you can take someone to Congress back you can’t make them think.
I am reminded of a joke about a guy who went fishing.
He would like a stick of dyamite and toss it into the lake and net up dead fish after the explosion.
Along came a Game Warden who told the guy he couldn’t fish like that.
The guy lights a stick of dynamite, hands to the Game Warden and says, “You want to talk or do you want to fish?”
How do we get the message across to Congress.
The kind words are great.
The words without action will not pay the rent or buy groceries.
In 1932, when Franklin Roosevelt was elected President, Will Rogers said, “The whole country is with him, just so he does something. If he burned down the Capitol, we would all cheer and say, well, we at least got a fire started anyhow.”