“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – James 2:1-4




How can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ

if you favour some people over others?


… suppose someone comes into your meeting

dressed in fancy clothes and expensive jewelry,

and another comes in who is poor

and dressed in dirty clothes.

If you give special attention and a good seat to the rich person,

but you say to the poor one,

“You can stand over there, or else sit on the floor”

– well, doesn’t this discrimination show

that your judgments are guided by evil motives?


– James 2:1-4 (NLT)







is prejudice against others on the grounds of social standing,

and it is as condemnable

as any racial and religious discrimination.


Snobbery denotes conceit and arrogance.

It is an attitude

which reflects a belief that others are inherently inferior

for any one of a variety of reasons

– including real or supposed intellect,

wealth, education, ancestry, taste, etc.



or any other form of discrimination against people,

felt or expressed,

shows clear inconsistency

between one’s Christian faith and ones actions.






"… all men possess a rational soul

and are created in God’s likeness,

since they have the same nature and origin,

have been redeemed by Christ

and enjoy the same divine calling and destiny…


[…] every type of discrimination,

whether social or cultural,

whether based on sex, race, colour,

social condition, language or religion,

is to be overcome

and eradicated as contrary to God’s intent.”


“Gaudium et Spes” – Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World






O Lord, my Creator, remove my prejudices

and fill me, to overflowing, with love for all others.


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