James 5:12-20
A Change of Heart

James has been concerned about the unhealthy communication patterns within the Jerusalem Church as evidenced in grumbling, complaining and petty criticism. Instead he wants the church to practice healthy speech patterns which are manifested in prayerful, loving relationships. Problems will arise but reconciliation takes place through the practice of love – as John of the Cross affirms, "Where there is no love put love and you will find love."