We judge a person by his actions not only by his words, for words can be
twisted into any shape. Promises can be made to calm the heart and
seduce the soul. In the final analysis, words could mean nothing.
could just be labels we give things in an effort to wrap our puny little
brains around their underlying natures, when the reality could be entirely different
from what we want to convey. We are
judged primarily by our actions.
speak with spiritual eloquence, pray in public, and maintain a holy
appearance, but it is our behavior that reveals our true character.
Let us make our actions speak when we communicate our feelings and
intentions. By doing so, we could ensure the effectiveness of our message
that it is delivered and served as a gauge against our verbal nonsense.
Actions, not words, are the ultimate results of
In the following narrative, a great man altered his negative habit
before giving a positive advice.
There once was a
boy who loved eating sweets. He always asked for sweets from his father.
His father was a poor man. He could not always afford sweets for his
son. But the little boy did not understand this, and demanded sweets all
The boy's father
thought hard about how to stop the child for asking so many sweets.
There was a very holy man living nearby at that time. The boy's father
had an idea. He decided to take the boy to the great man who might be
able to persuade the child to stop asking for sweets all the time.
The boy and his
father went along to the great man. The father said to him, "O great
saint, could you ask my son to stop asking for sweets which I cannot
afford?" The man was in difficulty, because he liked sweets himself. How
could he ask the boy to give us asking for sweets.? The holy man told
the father to bring his son back after one month.
When the actions becomes frequent than the
words, success becomes heavier than the dreams. Do more, say
month, the holy man gave up eating sweets, and when the boy and his
father returned after a month, the holy man said to the boy, "My dear
child, will you stop asking for sweets, which your father cannot afford
to give you?"
From then on, the
boy stopped asking for sweets. The boy's father asked the saint, "Why
did you not ask my son to give up asking for sweets when we came to you
a month ago?" The saint replied, "How could I ask a boy to give up
sweets when I loved sweets myself. In the last month I gave up eating
example is much more powerful that just his words. When we ask someone
to do something, we must also do it ourselves. We should not ask others
to do what we could not do. Our actions must sustain our words.
As individuals, we will be judged in our lives by
the totality of our actions. And I think that's how we get judged by others and that's how we get judged
by the good Lord.
By Tim Pedrosa
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It has been noted that actions speak louder than words;
in fact, I have found that during many situations of
life, words are just noise and actions are the only
things that speak. -