August 27, 2007

What Is The Gospel According to You?

I ran across this poem today - seemed like a pretty good follow up to my last post:

I'd rather see a sermon, than hear one any day,
I'd rather one would walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear;
Fine counsel is confusing; but example's always clear.
The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it, if you let me see it done.
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
The lectures you deliver may be wise and true,
But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do.
I may not understand the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
- Author Unknown


Kelvin said...

I like the poem: i saved it on my computer.
Here is another on with the same message.

“The Gospel According to Me”

Lord help me remember when others I see
That they are reading the gospel according to me…
Mathew, Mark, Peter and Paul…
The world looks upon them as names. that’s all…

Let me remember the words that I speak
Must closely resemble the walk of my feet
Volumes of words may enter one’s ear
But nothing speaks louder than the life that I share

Titus and Timothy, Luke and John
Are only examples of the race I must run
When others draw closely and peer into me
May they realize its Jesus they see

May I become less ‘till no more I be
Then all that is left is Jesus in me

Amen Amen.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Anonymous said...

That's beautiful Kelvin and so true! What a wonderful prayer - may the Gospel I create reflect Jesus. Thanks for the post, Geoffrey!