Just as the body is dead without a spirit, so faith without works is also dead.  – Jas 2:26

Reflection.  True faith is more than words.  It is a kind of joyful surrender.  In dying on the Cross, Jesus did more than believe in God; He obeyed Him.  He went to Jerusalem against the advice of friends because His Father asked it.  Jesus knew the danger before Him, but He went anyway.

Prayer.  Father, teach me to put my faith into action.  I do not believe that my good deeds will save me, for You have done that for me, but I do believe that my charitable acts are pleasing to You.