United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Irenaeus

Matthew 7:21-29

We have all kinds of public “signs of belief” but they do not in and of themselves constitute a living faith. The true followers of Christ are those who do the will of the Father. They forgive the wrongdoer. They love the stranger. They feed the hungry. They shelter the homeless. They clothe the naked. They free the captive. The real Christian grounds her life in faith and expresses her faith in life. When Jesus spoke of the final judgement, people were divided according to those who did something and those who did not. The separation of the sheep and goats was based on action.