"Others may be deaf to our words,
but never blind to our actions."
“You are the salt of the earth;
but if the salt has become tasteless,
how can it be made salty again?
It is no longer good for anything,
except to be thrown out
and trampled under foot by men.
“You are the light of the world.
A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;
nor does anyone light a lamp
and put it under a basket,
but on the lampstand,
and it gives light to all who are in the house.
Let your light shine before men
in such a way that they
may see your good works,
and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
1 Peter 2:11-12
Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers
to abstain from fleshly lusts
which wage war against the soul.
Keep your behavior excellent
among the Gentiles,
so that in the thing in which they
slander you as evildoers,
they may because of your good deeds,
as they observe them,
glorify God in the day of visitation.
"...everyone must be quick to hear,
slow to speak and slow to anger;
for the anger of man does not
achieve the righteousness of God.
Therefore, putting aside all filthiness
and all that remains of wickedness,
in humility receive the word implanted,
which is able to save your souls.
But prove yourselves doers of the word,
and not merely hearers who delude themselves.
*For if anyone is a hearer of the word
and not a doer,
he is like a man who looks
at his natural face in a mirror;
for once he has looked at himself
and gone away, he has immediately forgotten
what kind of person he was.
*But one who looks intently at the perfect law,
the law of liberty, and abides by it,
not having become a forgetful hearer
but an effectual doer,
this man will be blessed in what he does.