As you may have guessed from some of my summer posts, James ate my lunch.
Most days I put down my pencil and did a lot of thinking and praying.
I remember hearing someone say once that the gospel is offensive because only what offends me will change me.
I want to be changed by James's words.
They offend the dark, selfish places in my heart that are contrary to the Christ-like person God intends for me to become.
James 2:1-4 has many applications in our appearance-driven culture, but in the most daily of senses, it speaks to me as a teacher about my little acts of favoritism.
Let's face it.
Some kids are more likeable than others.
James challenges me to check my responses and presuppositions about students.
Something to ponder!