I have been a leader of volunteers for over twenty years. Countless times when I led Awana Clubs at the churches I volunteered at people would come up to me and tell me how valuable children are to the future of the Church and how important it is to teach them and mentor them and care about them and blah blah blah. All those words are true, but I only believed they were sincere when the people who spoke them actually volunteered somewhere to help out with the children. If you genuinely care about the kids in your church, your neighborhood, your school, your family, your actions will show it. You won't make excuses, you won't duck responsibility.
Sometimes I stop and check myself. What kinds of things am I telling people I plan to do? What do I say I believe in? What do I actually DO about those things? You can tell someone you love them in twenty different languages, if you don’t lift a finger to support them - they will never believe you. Why should they? We pursue the things we really care about and proclaim the things we want others to think we care about. Facebook provides such a forum for that. It can be used in so many different ways and I am thankful for freedom of speech which allows it. But I think we have to be careful we don’t merely become a society of words. It is often entertaining to read the hundreds of Pinterest quotes people post on their walls every day. And it is easy to hit that “like” button for every single one of them. The danger is if we start to think we are actually making a difference for anyone merely by what we say.