And I, like most, it appears, am uncomfortable with them. I am not used to being around them. At all.
I feel compelled to greet them, to smile and seem friendly, but I don't want to really engage them in conversation. Why? Because they might need something of me. They might ask me to venture out of my
This morning I was challenged by James 2, admonishing us not to show partiality. I believe he really is talking about THESE very same people; this conclusion is inescapable.
James' summation of the subject is "mercy triumphs over judgment." I get that.
He then continues with the well known dissertation on faith without works being dead.
No partiality. No judging. No faith without works.
I think I've got some growing to do in trusting God's wisdom in this area.