so, I've been reading some Kierkegaard lately
the following is an excerpt from his writing on the passage from James 1:17 -
"Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father
of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."
These words are so beautiful, so eloquent, so moving; they are so
soothing and so comforting, so simple and comprehensible, so refreshing
and so healing. Therefore we will beseech Thee, O God, that Thou wilt
make the ears of those who hitherto have not regarded them, willing to
accept them; that Thou wilt heal the misunderstanding heart by the
understanding of the word, to understand the word; that Thou wilt
incline the erring thought under the saving obedience of the word; that
Thou wilt give the penitent soul confidence to dare to understand the
word; and that Thou wilt make those who have understood it more and more
blessed therein, so that they may repeatedly understand it. Amen.