James is right to warn us. Favoritism comes in many forms. It’s normal, it’s visceral, it’s cultural. It is the playbook that we know. But it’s not the only set of rules at our disposal. The “royal law,” as James calls it? The playbook of the kingdom of God? That comes straight from Jesus: Love our neighbors as ourselves … love one another as Christ has loved us. The royal law of the kingdom of God? In the end, it boils down to this: the law of God is the law of love.