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ANGLICARE MAURITIUS has now a Managing Committee with Edesse Begue as President and Archbishop the Most Revd Ian Ernest convened Clergy , Churchwardens and key leaders to a workshop at Rose Hill, as the Anglican Church launches into a new format of Social Responsibility Projects.
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May 26, 2012

[Diocese of Mauritius - Indian Ocean] Jas 2:1 My friends, as believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, you must never treat people in different ways according to their outward appearance.
Jas 2:2 Suppose a rich man wearing a gold ring and fine clothes comes to your meeting, and a poor man in ragged clothes also comes.
Jas 2:3 If you show more respect to the well-dressed man and say to him, "Have this best seat here," but say to the poor man, "Stand over there, or sit here on the floor by my feet,"
Jas 2:4 then you are guilty of creating distinctions among yourselves and of making judgments based on evil motives.
Jas 2:5 Listen, my dear friends! God chose the poor people of this world to be rich in faith and to possess the kingdom which he promised to those who love him.
Jas 2:6 But you dishonor the poor! Who are the ones who oppress you and drag you before the judges? The rich!
Jas 2:7 They are the ones who speak evil of that good name which has been given to you.
Jas 2:8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
Jas 2:9 But if you treat people according to their outward appearance, you are guilty of sin, and the Law condemns you as a lawbreaker.
Jas 2:10 Whoever breaks one commandment is guilty of breaking them all.
Jas 2:11 For the same one who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not commit murder." Even if you do not commit adultery, you have become a lawbreaker if you commit murder.
Jas 2:12 Speak and act as people who will be judged by the law that sets us free.
Jas 2:13 For God will not show mercy when he judges the person who has not been merciful; but mercy triumphs over judgment.
Jas 2:14 My friends, what good is it for one of you to say that you have faith if your actions do not prove it? Can that faith save you?
Jas 2:15 Suppose there are brothers or sisters who need clothes and don't have enough to eat.
Jas 2:16 What good is there in your saying to them, "God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!"---if you don't give them the necessities of life?
Jas 2:17 So it is with faith: if it is alone and includes no actions, then it is dead.