Think about as we get older, we have to go for checkups, or we should more regularly, right? It's just a part of taking care of yourself and often when you go in, most of the time you hope that you have a good report or, "Hey, you need to work on this,"some minor adjustments, but there are many times where someone goes for a checkup and one of the first things the doctor always asks you is, "How are you feeling? Anything out of the ordinary?" And sometimes the patient says, "I feel great. Never felt better." But then the checkup proceeds, the tests that are run, such as bloodwork, EKG, x-ray, other diagnostic tests can sometimes reveal that there is a problem and then they dig a little deeper and do some more tests and the person who felt like everything was great, in reality has some serious condition and they had no idea. James is, in a sense, asking those to whom he writes that question that the doctor asks, "How are you doing spiritually?"