May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/090918.cfm

My brothers and sisters, show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ. For if a man with gold rings and fine clothes comes into your assembly, and a poor person in shabby clothes also comes in, and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say, “Sit here, please, ” while you say to the poor one, “Stand there,” or “Sit at my feet, ” have you not made distinctions among yourselves and become judges with evil designs?

Listen, my beloved brothers and sisters. Did not God choose those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

The Lord wants us to treat everyone as equal, because He sees everyone as equal. He does not favor one over another, and He loves us all equally. He wants us to treat others as He does. How do you do that? Can you do that?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, it is hard to see people as you do and not let my prejudice cloud my vision. With your help, guidance and gentle reminders, I will see others as you see them. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

Praise the Lord, my soul! Alleluia.

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