Our Actions reveal our Cruelty and our Charity

Pastor Matthew Best
4 min readMar 13, 2023

We have words and we have actions. Humans are pretty good at using words. We can master words for our own purposes. We can shape them. We can manipulate them. We can make them do all sorts of things. We can make them appear to be one thing, while they cover up something else. We can say one thing with words, while we do something else that completely contradicts the words that we just spoke. We know that the words can be empty.

But actions are much more difficult because we’re wired so we become uncomfortable when our actions contradict the core of…

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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.