Intentions vs. Actions. How many times do we hear or use the phrase "It's the thought that counts."? It's pretty common I think. But, if you think about it, we're judged on our actions, not what we intended or thought. Somehow, I don't think that when we stand before the face of God, that we get extra Merit Badges or Brownie Points because we thought of the right thing to do - we had the best of intentions of course.