“Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!
Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.”
The people were impatient that the coming should be soon and James implored them to be patient. Think of the farmers, he said they lay their seed, but do not expect the plant will be up and edible in weeks, they know that it has to germinate, and grow strong before it even appears above the earth.
Then the seeds need the Summer and Autumn rains and sunshine to reach their full potential.
Then they can reap the harvest.
Keep faith with one another, do not judge who does more or less, or you will also be judged, each of you have your parts to play to make ourselves ready for 'the coming' if any of you are finding life difficult make it your promise to help those with less ability than you to fulfil their part in being useful, in even a small way with what is possible to them to make the community strong, healthy united and happy in the name of the Lord.
Anyone who perseveres will be blessed by the Lord.