Proper 24 – Year B (2018)

Proverbs 1:20–33; Psalm 19; James 3:1–12; Mark 8:27–38

Rev. Dr. Tim Connor

James reminds us of the power of the tongue to do good or harm, how what we say can either validate or deny who we claim to be as Christians. To be true to our faith we need to form the habit of speaking in ways that build up others. The language of the liturgy teaches us through repetition to speak of praise and thanksgiving, and to be silent, listening for God’s voice.