August 2, 2020, James 1:1-12 – Post 2 – ISSL Reflections

Below is a link to this week’s Scripture passage –
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=james+1%3A1-12&version=NRSV

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We were thinking the other day about some of the ways James suggests we move toward maturity.

As you read this Scripture passage today what encourages you in what James offers?

What do you hear that is positive and encouraging to you?

Why don’t you write down how James encourages you?

VI.
Going a step further he offers some contrasts.

It seems he contrasts some things or traits with maturity.

He contrasts maturity with lack. He contrasts it with being tossed about, being double-minded, being unstable.

He proposes a solution to deal with our lack and instability.

I wonder if at times we don’t propose other solutions to what is lacking in our lives. Like trying to “get more.” Like holding “too tight” to what we fear we might lose. Even being upset with people we think have “more.”

What is the most encouraging thing James offers you today for how to deal with any feelings of being deprived you might have? Any feelings of not being “mature enough”?

Charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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