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The Sermons We See, by Edgar A. Guest

I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I’d rather you walk with me
than merely show me the way.
The eye is a better pupil
and more willing than the ear,
I find counsel is confusing
but examples always clear.
And best of the preachers
are men and women ,that live their creeds.
For to see the good in action
is what everyone needs.
I can soon learn how to do it
if you let me see it done.
I can watch your hands in action
but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lectures you deliver
may be wise and ever true
but I’d rather get my lesson
by observing what you do.
For I might misunderstand you
and the good advice you give
but there is no misunderstanding
how you act and how you live.

You can't lead others until you first lead yourself. How will you lead yourself first? What is the first thing you will act upon? How will you be a sermon that we see?