I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one any day.
I’d rather one would walk with me than merely show the way.
The eye’s the better pupil, more willing than the ear.
Fine counsel is confusing but example is always clear.
The best of all the preachers are the men who live their creed.
For to see the good in action is what everybody needs.
If you let me watch you do it I can see just how it’s done.
I can see your hands in action but your tongue too fast may run.
And the sermons you deliver may be very wise and true
But I’d rather get my lesson from observing what you do.
For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give.
But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live
(read Mt. 5:14-16).