Sisters and brothers, can you show favoritism while saying that you "believe" in Christ? If a rich person visits your church, do you fawn all over them? Do you seek such people out to become new members so that they may help you meet your budget? If a poor person visits your church, do you also fawn over them? Do you seek such people out to become new members so that they may know love? Have you formed factions in your church? Do you sort and judge each other?
Sisters and brothers, listen to me. God has blessed the poor with the richest faith! They are beloved heirs of His kingdom.
But, you... You have mistreated the poor, just as the rich have mistreated you! Isn't it the greedy ones who abuse you? Isn't it the selfish who try to besmirch your faith? You would do well to obey the Royal Rule: "Love your neighbor as yourself."
But, if... If you continue to be partial, if you continue to court those who can help you, you shall be judged for your sin. You can not champion some parts of the Law, while willfully breaking other parts! Like a thief, do you say: "It's not like I killed somebody." Start speaking and acting like true Children of Liberty. Mercy trumps justice; but if you have been unjust, you forfeit mercy and will be accordingly judged.
Sisters and brothers, your faith is worthless if you do not actively do good! Faith unverified by acts is faithlessness. If you see someone in need and say "I'll pray for you" and do nothing to help them, you are part of the problem and not the solution.
Faith? Faith without hands and feet is dead.
(taken from James 2:1-17)