For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;
And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:
Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?
And when we come in contact
With a living, precious soul
In need of the riches
Of God’s abounding, lavish grace,
Do we care more about
Their eternal destination,
Their precious soul,
Or is our external evaluation of their
Earthly position, titles and possessions
All we can behold?