Jesus’ Brother and Mine
David rightly bewailed that his sins were ever before him. How much more so must James’ sins have ever been before him? We, as James tells us, have His Word as a mirror, telling us who and what we are. James, the whole time he was growing up, had the mirror beside him at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Every moment of his youth, there was his elder brother, not merely preferred, not merely more accomplished, but the One who literally never sinned. Not once. The comparison could not have been more stark.