Read the passage out loud or silently to yourself. Insert your name where there are blanks.
My brothers and sisters, think of the various tests you encounter as occasions for joy. After all, you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance, _________. Let this endurance complete its work so that you may be fully mature, complete, and lacking in nothing.
- James 1:2-4 (Common English Bible)
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"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE