Week 1

Read:

  • Introduction to the Letter of Saint James and Chapter 1 (James 1:1-27)

Information:

  • A brief summary of the introduction to the Letter of Saint James is found on the “James, 1,&2 Peter, Jude” page.
  • St. James tells us that the trials in our life can lead to a stronger faith.  He also goes on to say that we should ask for wisdom if we need it. How we ask is important, though, since God will only grant the requests of those who have complete trust in Him. (see James 1:2-8)
  • Wealth is only temporary. We must not attach our hearts to it. Instead, place our hearts in God and our life with Him. (see James 1:9-10)
  • God does not tempt us. We tempt ourselves.  (see James 1:12-15)
  • It is not only important to hear God, we must obey Him as well, especially when it comes to helping the less fortunate, namely widows and orphans. (see James 1:16-25)

Questions:

  • What verse(s) stood out to you and why?
  • Answer the questions found in your study guide and/or in the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible – The Letters of Saint James, Peter, and Jude.