September 19, 2021. James 3:16-4:6.
James’s epistle is about faith in action. In today’s passage, he diagnosis the problem: the reason our lives are not full of peace, gentleness, and mercy is because of our “passions.” Fr. Houk expounds on this in terms of our inordinate, neurotic desire for power/control, affection/esteem, and safety/security.