Moving on to the second chapter of the book of James. What I am immediately confronted with is the idea of "favoritism." James gives the example of showing favor to a rich man who enters church - giving him the best seat and catering to him - while treating the poor man who enters with no respect. Hmmm, how does this apply to me. Well, if I am completely honest with myself, there is a segment of the population that I "prefer" to minister to. There are people who are easier for me to love on than others, and I confess that I tend to spend more of my time ministering to those folks than to those who are more challenging. Why do I do this? Is it because I am getting something in return? Am I discriminating in my acts of service by choosing to serve in ways that do not cause me discomfort? Hmmm, perhaps both at times.
Carla Ritz. Proof positive that God uses cracked pots!