Commentary on the Gospel of
GOD OPPOSES THE PROUD BUT HE GIVES HIS GRACE TO THE HUMBLE
We’d like to think that the Lord is our only joy and our only aspiration. Yet, the letter of James informs us that our cravings make war within ourselves. We long for many things — and not solely yearn for the Lord. We pursue happiness elsewhere — as we do not seem to be contented with the assured love of God. The truth is that our hearts are divided. We know that the Lord is our true joy, yet we seek delight elsewhere. We know the Lord assures us of his infinite love, yet we pursue finite creatures, seeking fulfillment elsewhere.