What do you believe?

Pastor Matthew Best
4 min readMar 20, 2024

I’ve listened and watched it so many times. Someone states what they claim to believe. They say something like everyone has value. Or they state that children are the future. Or that education is important. Or a whole host of other claimed beliefs.

And then when you watch what people do, their actions do not match with their stated beliefs. Often, their actions are in direct opposition to their stated beliefs. And their actions comes through in what they do, how they treat other people, themselves, and the rest of creation. It comes through in how they vote and who they align themselves with…

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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.