23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B: 2nd Reading

James 2:1-5

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?