The Book of James has some hard things to say to us about our faith, and what it means to be followers of Jesus. About how important our words are, and our actions, the things we do and say. How important it is to live with integrity, in a way that the light of Christ shines in us and through us. So that our own faith isn’t just a now-and-then thing, or a Sunday morning ritual, but soaks into every pore of our lives, and we don’t back away when it’s hard.
So that whatever we do, our faith is embodied. And, like Fred Rogers, our own prayer might be, of our own lives, “Dear God, let some word that is heard be yours.”