Bishop's Blog / Letter of St.James

By Joseph Strickland
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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During these days the daily readings have come from the letter of James.  We are all probably more familiar with Paul's letters to the various communities but the Letter of James presents some wonderfully practical food for our spiritual reflection.  Whether acknowledging the temptations that we all face or the patience we need in the midst of suffering James goes right to the heart of the issues of living the Christian way. 

Let us savor the words of James and listen to their message as the challenging words of a brother in the Lord inspired by the Holy Spirit.  This balance between very practical advice and inspired insight truly helps us to apply God's word in our day to day lives.


Joseph Strickland

Bishop Joseph E. Strickland was named the fourth bishop of Tyler in September of 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. Prior to being named bishop, he served a number of roles in the diocese, including vicar general, judicial vicar, and pastor of the Cathedral parish. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985.
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