The first reading from the Book of Wisdom offers an insight into the life and death of Jesus. As the Son of God was triumphant over sin and evil, so we can also place our hope in Christ’s victory as we call upon His grace and face our challenges today.
Both James and the Lord point out the natural consequences of good and evil in the Scripture readings today. Our choices have real effect in our lives, both natural and spiritual. May we seek God above all else, allowing the grace of Jesus Christ to guide what we say and what we do.