Be of good Actions

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“Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach and your actions speak. We are full of words but empty of actions, and therefore are cursed by the Lord, since he himself cursed the fig tree when he found no fruit but only leaves. It is useless for a man to flaunt his knowledge of the law if he undermines its teaching by his actions”
St Anthony

3 comments on “Be of good Actions

  1. Val says:

    I had to take pause before my mind could wrap around the very wonderful quotation…the uncorrupted tongue relic thing creeped me out. He’s right…

    • The story goes that Saint Anthony (a Franciscan monk 1195-1231) was blessed with eloquence and truth as a preacher. In 1265, several years after his death (1231), his remains were being relocated— it was discovered, at this time, that his tongue had not decomposed and was intact. Of course this was attributed to his gift of always speaking the truth and his boldly preaching of the Resurrection and of following the teachings of Christ. One famous quote is: “Jesus’ place should always be in the center of every heart. From this center, as if from a sun, emanate rays of grace to each of us.” He pretty much told it like it is 🙂

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