Living Sermon

I'd rather see a sermon
than to hear one any day

I'd rather one should walk with me
than merely show the way.

I can soon learn how to do it
if you'd let me see it done.

I can watch your hands in action
but your tongue too fast may run.

All the lectures you deliver
may be very wise and true,

But I'd rather get my lesson by
observing what you do.

Though I might not understand you
and the fine advice you give,

There is no misunderstanding
how you act
and how you live.

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