James makes this command in
James 1: 2-4Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
This is from 'The Message' translation, and captures the flavor of James opening thoughts. We must welcome what
I just love that expression 'Talking Heads'. They do remind me of that old song by the Heads 'Warning Signs'.
In case you don't recognize the expression; 'Talking Heads' now refers to the news and news-talk-radio commentators who will give an opinion on anything, especially politics. The usual ones are Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Alan Colmes, Keith Olberman, Chris Matthews etc. etc. The majors news channels are CNN, Fox, and MSNBC, all have their own collection and slant. I have spent some
This could develope into something that will just grow; hopefully in a way that will encourage us to reflect on who we are, and how this applies to what we do both as board members, and as Christians in the 'real world'.
How we use words can be important, since they can reveal how we are 'constructed' on the inside. Jesus talked of bringing out of our treasures that are hidden on the inside. A good man will bring out good, and an evil man will bring out evil. James talks of taming the tongue,