James 3:17 is a great litmus test aren't owls supposed to be wise? Why not plan our death as best we can? James 3:17. Is the solution pure and holy? Does it bring peace? Is it considerate and humble? Is it full of mercy, impartial, and sincere? If we answered yes to each, we’re on the right track. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.