Ideas are cheap.
It takes no effort to catalog what needs to be done.
There is no boldness stating the obvious.
No personal risk is involved.
But “setting your hands” is totally different.
It means committing to work. It is exhausting.
Entering into people’s lives is a messy business.
You get your hands dirty. You get hurt.
Often you’d like to quit.
But this is when we are Christ-like.
He never called us to good words, or good ideas.
He called us to imitate Him.