February 20, 2012, Reading

The Letter of Saint James   3: 13-18

3:13 Who is wise and well-taught among you? Let him show, by means of good conversation, his work in the meekness of wisdom.
3:14 But if you hold a bitter zeal, and if there is contention in your hearts, then do not boast and do not be liars against the truth.
3:15 For this is not wisdom, descending from above, but rather it is earthly, beastly, and diabolical.
3:16 For wherever envy and contention is, there too is inconstancy and every depraved work.
3:17 But within the wisdom that is from above, certainly, chastity is first, and next peacefulness, meekness, openness, consenting to what is good, a plenitude of mercy and good fruits, not judging, without falseness.
3:18 And so the fruit of justice is sown in peace by those who make peace.


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