When it comes to people it is very difficult for us not to make distinctions. We invariable favour some over others. We choose some and not others. A man chooses one woman to be his wife out of several he may have come to know. A woman chooses one man to be her husband. We choose our friends, and some people choose their friends carefully. Parents will favour their own children over other children. It is natural and human to make distinctions.
In this morning’s 2nd Reading, James calls on church members not to show favour on the basis of wealth or social class, or to defer only to the better off