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1 John 3:18- “My little children, let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth.”

Most of you probably know that I am a writer and besides this blog, I also write one each week for other writers.

This week, I am making a case for “Show, Don’t Tell.” It is simply a writing principle by which authors use action, description, and dialogue to bring the written word alive so that readers experience the story more fully than being “told.”

I immediately saw the parallel between the verse from 1 John and this writing principle.

God doesn’t want us to just talk about helping others. He wants to see action on our part, whether it means giving someone a ride, mowing their lawn or furnishing a meal.

On a movie set, one regularly hears, “Lights, action, camera.”

In the Bible, we read about servanthood and how God wants us to act out our faith.

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