Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are
anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what
you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the
mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what
they look like. But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of
God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no
distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find
delight and affirmation in the action.” – James 1:22-25 (MSG)