3rd Sunday of Advent A: 2nd Reading

James 5:7-10

Be patient, brothers and sisters,
   until the coming of the Lord.
See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth,
   being patient with it
   until it receives the early and the late rains.
You too must be patient.
Make your hearts firm,
   because the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,
   that you may not be judged.
Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.
Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,
   the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.