We often hear the “faith vs works” debate when you hear debates between Protestantism and Catholicism. The reality usually is moot because people of faith usually have works to go with it and it is the faith of folks that prompts them to good works.
While the debate can seem enjoyable it’s worth noting the actual passage from the letter of James:
If a brother or sister has nothing to wear and has no food for the day, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,” but you do not give them the necessities of the body, what good is it?
So also faith of itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
During this Lenten season many will do extra devotions and that is a fine thing but don’t forget to add works, even if consists of patiently listening to someone who is alone.
Check at your parish, you’ll be shocked to discover how many good works are quietly in progress that you can be a part of.