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My brothers, show no partiality as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory. For if a man wearing a gold ring and fine clothing comes into your assembly, and a poor man in shabby clothing also comes in, and if you pay attention to the one who wears the fine clothing and say, “You sit here in a good place,” while you say to the poor man, “You stand over there,” or, “Sit down at my feet,” have you not then made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil thoughts?
In the previous messages we have spoken about the problems several believers had to face when was tried to bring them together in unity.In what way are we willing to be open to others and how much do we want to have our doors and our community open to other people, other groups? How much can we share the love of Christ and be ready to others to welcome them with open arms? How much are we willing to accept the other as our equal? Let us all be willing to help each other to continue on the right path to the Kingdom of God, wanting to give people around the world a set of open ears and an open heart, that they might have someone that listens to them, prays with them, hopes, cries, laughs with them. * In this writing:
- Think about the meaning of hospitality.
- Opening your life to someone as you would to your best friend.
- Sharing your life with that person, including triumphs, trials, and failings.
- Nine virtues: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. = fruits of the Spirit.
- Hospitality is more about the heart.
- God has shown so many examples of His love and impartiality.
- Partiality is something we need to work on.
- Show hospitality toward others