I'm grateful this morning for you. Laurelton is a congregation with many gifts, especially kindness and openness to the new things God is doing. I hope today is a day of reflection, gratitude and joy for you with friends or family. James reminds his readers that all good gifts come from God, so it's always right to give thanks.
He also reminds us that faith is about not only knowing the right thing, but also doing it. The true mark of religion is whether we live our beliefs, especially whether we take care of those who are vulnerable. When we act on our faith, we grow into the people God calls us to be.