My brothers, show no partiality [favoritism] as you hold the faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory… Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him? (James 2:1, 5) In his second chapter, James writes on a topic that is familiar and problematic to us all: favoritism. Favoritism in the context of this scripture is showing special treatment to a particular person or persons based on their social standing. In short, treating…