Contributed by Jon Lipka on Sep 2, 2012
When man looks into a mirror, the Word (ie, the Law) is the perfection of his image. Through Christ, in aligning his form to the righteous life of God's commands, a man participates in paradise.
“Do not merely listen to the word and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says” (Jas. 1:22). James wrote to believers not to pagans: “To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations” (Jas. 1:1). We might explain his recipients as those of the Faith who live in a godless