“DEEDS, NOT WORDS.”
Taken from the television show THE ADVENTURES OF YOUNG INDIANA JONES, the quote is from the actress playing Emmeline Pankhurst, a turn of the 20th-century suffragette.
There are so many other ways to say this – “Walk the walk if you’re going to talk the talk,” “Put up or shut up,” or “Put your money where your mouth is.” But Mrs. Pankhurst’s quote is so succinct and so perfect that it should be everyone’s motto. As a Christian, I find it particularly challenging. it is easy to say, “Love your neighbor,” but do I do that when the sonuvabitch cuts me off on the highway?
Live the life that Christ wants us to live – feed the hungry, clothe the naked and visit the lonely. Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with God. Deeds, not Words.
For more about Emmeline Pankhurst, you can visit http://www.newstatesman.com/200504040026 and, of course, Wikipedia, at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emmeline_Pankhurst