But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
James 1:22 (Read all of James 1)
James writes, show me your faith without your works and I will show you my faith by my works. Words are great instruments of communication . . . where would we be without the benefit of words in the form of understandable language. Those of us who are still gainfully employed and want to stay that way would never think of not performing the assigned duties once the responsibility has been communicated by the boss. Anyone caught being insubordinate will usually have a very short career at that place of business. Yet we Christians say all the time how much we love the Lord and how He is our Lord but as James says we turn from that reflection, walk away, and forget what manner of person we are. I believe that the distance between the Church after services and the car could be called the walk of forgetfulness. This includes the conversations that take place just outside (and inside) of the place of worship. We have grown so accustomed to the spiritual practice of worship that it doesn't have the same effect as when we were first introduce to the Lord. Pot Roast, black eyed peas, cornbread, the lunch special at Joe's restaurant, car parts, business transactions, just listen sometimes to the discussions after Church services. So many distractions during and after our times of worship. What if immediately after Church services, rather than stand around and make small talk, you made a bee-line to the car and drove off, (with cell phone off), still thinking and praying about what the Lord just spoke in the message through Her servant. What would it be like if after the Church services everyone agreed to not speak a word until 30 minutes or one hour had passed? What would that be like?
Think about it.