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Silent Movies Can Be Extremely Loud

Why actions speak louder than words

by Greg Asimakoupoulos
February 24, 2012

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Silent Movies Can Be Extremely Loud

"The Artist" is a silent film
with hopes for Oscar gold.*
It is a brand new movie
even tho it seems quite old.

There's music, but no dialog.
The actions are the key
to making sense of what goes on
as we can plainly see.

The same applies if we feel called
to share what we believe.
To preach and quote the Bible
just might make our listeners leave.

Our actions matter more than talk.
Our doing trumps our words.
The former is received with joy.
The latter's least preferred.

I'd rather see a sermon
than just hear one any day.**
The artist who can act out love
won't need that much to say.

* "The Artist" is nominated for several Academy Awards this year. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1655442/

** This phrase was borrowed from a line in a poem by Edgar Guest.

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David Fisher from Peterborough, Ontario writes:
February 24, 2012
Good morning, Greg! Just want to tell you that I posted this poem about "The Artist" on my Pilgrim Scribblings blog this morning. I thought it was great.

Hopefully Carol and I can get to see this movie soon. The theatre here in our home town didn't have it.

God bless!


ELM from 98801 writes:
February 29, 2012
So true! Well said! Body language speaks louder than words also.

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