“For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect individual, able to control the entire body as well.”
In his practical letter, James urges his Jewish readers to integrity of faith and works, especially in impartial treatment of others. The big challenge is to bridle the tongue. It is powerful far beyond its size.
Some time-management people say start with the big challenges. Others counsel taking the small tasks first. In faith, at least, we know which one is the biggie.