On Feet: Generally speaking, if you want to know who you really are, as distinct from who you like to think you are keep an eye on where your feet take you. (Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking)
As Christians, especially as Christians who participate in regular worship, we are often asked to proclaim what we believe. Stating a creed is helpful - there is something important about putting words to our faith - not only so that others will know what we believe, but so that we will remember. "I believe in the Father, maker of heaven and earth...."
And yet, we are often called hypocrites. Why is that? Because sometimes we are atheists in our actions. We proclaim a Christ, and that we believe in God, and yet sometimes we act as if we don't. We act as if we have no faith at all.
So, I like what Buechner says. Check where your feet are going. Do your action (do my actions) match what you say?
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