Does faith require actions, or can one have faith without showing any actions externally?

by Laxmimoni dasi

This is a tricky question because of the word "requires." I guess you can say faith doesn't require actions; one can be lying in a hospital unable to move and still have great faith in God. But faith generally inspires actions that show how one feels. You might say, "If I love someone, do I have to prove it by my actions?" Well, if you don't act like you love someone then how will they know? Or if you act like you don't love them, but say you do, maybe they won't believe you!

Krishna is in the heart, so you can't fool Him. He knows just how much faith you have, but still actions speak loudly, sometimes louder than words, so if you don't act as if you have faith, you might want to ask yourself "why not?"