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We are told that we are to treat God’s poor with dignity and respect. The Letter of James could not be clearer: in the Christian assembly a poor person in dirty clothes should be treated no differently than a person with gold rings and in fine clothes. Each is to be welcomed and embraced. Showing partiality, James tells us, is a sin.

-Br. David Vryhof, SSJE

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