Third Sunday of Advent: December 15, 2013
James 5:7-10 (NRSV)
- Be patient, therefore, beloved, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious crop from the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
- You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
- Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. See, the Judge is standing at the doors!
- As an example of suffering and patience, beloved, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.