“Whoever Does and Teaches”
Perhaps no line can be drawn between doing and teaching; maybe the best way—maybe even the only way—we really teach somebody something is by doing it ourselves. This much is clear: the right words don’t matter much if they are not backed up by the right actions.
O God, help us to be people who teach by our actions; help us to be people who by the way we live our lives provide a sound example to those around us by offering an accurate reflection of who you are.
O God, help us especially to teach by our lives the ways of Jesus Christ our Lord, in whose actions, words, death, and resurrection we see the fulfillment of the way that you mean things to be.
“Therefore, whoever breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches others to do the same, will be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matthew 5:19)