How do you react when a new student walks into your youth group? Would someone dressed in nice, expensive and latest fashion clothes get more attention than a person dressed in ragged clothes? James addressed this problem of appearance to his friends in the early Christian church. He had some strong words for Christians who made hasty judgments based on what people wore to church. In God’s eyes it doesn’t matter if a person is wealthy or poor. A poor person should be loved just like anyone else. So the next time before you pass your verdict on a new person or any other person whatsoever remember God gave his only Son not just for you but also for that other person you are discriminating.
May the love of Christ shine in you always.
By Amol Dunncan.