Sunday Reflection (September 5, 2021)

We all make judgments about others based upon their appearance: The way they dress, the way they speak, where they live, the job they have or do not have, what country they are from, and what their bumper stickers say, or even who they voted for; yet, if we give or deny preferential treatment to someone upon appearance or social standing only, we err. James calls it more than a sin, he calls it “working a sin” (James 2:1-13).

We all have been guilty of discrimination based upon the appearance and the color of their skin, but we should never regard it as trivial! Furthermore, if we discriminate against the poor
and most vulnerable in society, we show ourselves not to be on the side of God
(Proverbs 22:22-23).