Simone Weil, the French writer who was a very important influence on René Girard, wrote that the Gospels are more an anthropology than a theology, and this is very much the thrust of James’s teaching. He explains the Gospels and the teachings of Christ in terms of human relationships, not in terms of abstract concepts or cerebral theological teachings. So Matthew what you have to say about feeling and experiencing in your bones rather that rational knowledge is a wonderful way of beginning the journey that James is leading us on.