Know this, my beloved brethren. Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, for the anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.: Show me your faith apart from your works , and I by my works will show you my faith.
But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave in the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
Therefore, rid yourself of all sordidness and rank growth of wickedness, and welcome with meekness the implanted word that has the power to save your souls.
What good is it, by brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith same you?
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this ought not to be so.
For judgment will be without mercy to anyone who has shown no mercy; mercy triumphs over judgment.
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness (patience). And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1: 2-4
Word and Image
offers two parts of my morning ritual, scripture and visual art. I make no
attempt to related the two (as I do in my daily quote and blog entries) and
yet, sometimes that will happen, for as we know God works in mysterious ways.